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Net Return — Former Cancer Patient Wins Gold With USA Sled Hockey Team

May 22, 2018

Net Return — Former Cancer Patient Wins Gold With USA Sled Hockey Team

By In the Loop intheloop

When a cancer diagnosis led to an amputation, Hanna Hughes thought her days of playing competitive sports were over. Then she discovered sled hockey.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Osteosarcoma


Swimming With the Sharks on the Way to Utopia

February 6, 2018

Swimming With the Sharks on the Way to Utopia

By In the Loop intheloop

Nicole Ver Kuilen spent last fall biking, swimming and running 1,500 miles to raise awareness about the unmet needs of amputees, and says she was changed by those she encountered along the way.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Osteosarcoma


Young Cancer Patient Heading to Super Bowl Thanks To Mayo, Hyundai Hope on Wheels

February 1, 2018

Young Cancer Patient Heading to Super Bowl Thanks To Mayo, Hyundai Hope on Wheels

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When 12-year-old Sullivan McGuire came to Mayo Clinic in January for a four-month checkup, he wasn’t expecting to leave with two tickets to this year’s Super Bowl.

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Tags: Dr. Carola Arndt, Dr. Peter Rose, Osteosarcoma, rotationplasty


Forrest Stump: A Journey From Amputee to Athlete to Advocate

October 5, 2017

Forrest Stump: A Journey From Amputee to Athlete to Advocate

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When Nicole Ver Kuilen was 10 years old, she was diagnosed with cancer and had her leg amputated. Today, she’s embarking on a 1,500 mile journey to raise awareness about issues facing amputees.

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Tags: Bone Cancer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Osteosarcoma


Helping Pediatric Patients Round Third, Head for Home in Fight Against Cancer

August 15, 2017

Helping Pediatric Patients Round Third, Head for Home in Fight Against Cancer

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Four-year-old Knox Olafson was recently given the opportunity to run the bases at Target Field, thanks to Brighter Tomorrows. His trek around the bases stole the hearts of those who got to witness it.

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Tags: Osteosarcoma, rotationplasty


February 2, 2017

From Pediatric Cancer Patient to Advocate (and More)

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Hanna Hughes was a “super active” teenager and played soccer for Rochester Lourdes High School when she started having hip pain. At first, doctors suspected a pulled muscle and recommended physical therapy. But the pain persisted, and an MRI revealed the reason: Hanna had a tumor in her hip. A grapefruit-sized tumor.

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Tags: Bone Cancer, Dr. Peter Rose, Osteosarcoma, volunteers


December 4, 2014

Young Cancer Survivor Helps Others See Hope for Brighter Tomorrows

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Shanna Decker knows what it’s like to be young and afraid, facing cancer, and in need of answers. She was there 16 years ago, when, at age 7, she was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer called osteosarcoma. “All I knew about cancer was that people died of cancer, basically,” Shanna tells the Mayo Clinic News […]

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Tags: Osteosarcoma, rotationplasty


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