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March 7, 2023

Couple praises colleagues who cared for their infant son – and them – before his death

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

After Owen Armstrong was born with significant health challenges, his parents — Cathy and Bill, both Mayo Clinic staff members — discovered the true meaning of “the needs of the patient come first.” Cathy shares what that meant to her family. The day Owen Armstrong came home from the hospital, his family lined the street […]

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Tags: Child LIfe Program, ComPASS Program, Dr. Rodrigo Ruano, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, NICU

February 17, 2022

Gabriel Ryan wasn’t supposed to live. Today, he is thriving

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Gabriel Ryan wasn’t supposed to live. The Goodhue, Minnesota, toddler was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease before birth. The disorder is usually fatal. But young Gabriel has defied the odds. Eric and Micayla Ryan were experienced parents. They had three children already and thought this ultrasound would be as routine as the ones that had […]

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Tags: Dr. Mikel Prieto, Kidney transplant, maternal fetal medicine, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, NICU

March 10, 2020

After Loss, Bereavement Keepsakes Wrap NICU Families in Love and Support

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Since 2013, Mayo Clinic NICU colleagues have sewn bereavement blankets and bags to help comfort families through some of the hardest times of their lives.

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Tags: Amie Benson, Laura Coons, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, NICU, Nuring

September 19, 2019

Gentle Wings Offers Families Photos That Comfort and Heal

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Dana Brennan Duffney, a desk operations specialist at Mayo Clinic, launched the nonprofit Gentle Wings to provide free photography sessions for families who have lost infants and those receiving care in the neonatal ICU.

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Tags: Dana Duffney, Gentle Wings, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, NICU, volunteer photographers

March 19, 2015

Cashing in on Life — Aspiring Auctioneer Takes Advantage of Second Chance

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

By all accounts, and his parents’ admission, 10-year-old Cash Owens probably shouldn’t be alive today. “Twelve hours after he was born, he started vomiting neon green,” Leah Owens, Cash’s mom, tells us. “They told us that his intestines did not develop right.” At that point, their local health care provider told Leah and Dan Owens, […]

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Tags: GI Surgery, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, NICU, pediatrics

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