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July 11, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Beads of Courage Help Mark Milestones of Treatment

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Christy Collins, a cardiology nurse at Mayo Clinic, was inspired by a young patient, Colten, to start a Beads of Courage program at Mayo.

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Tags: Congenital Heart Defect, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program


November 21, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Transplant Family’s Holiday Toy Drive a Gift From the Heart

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Linsey Rippy has seen firsthand how a new toy can give a hurting child a moment of happiness — and give a hurting parent hope. So each year, she organizes a holiday toy drive to bring both to Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, Dr Jonathan Johnson, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program


November 29, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Sisters’ Heart Transplants Inspire Family to Organize Holiday Toy Drive

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Like many parents of young children, Linsey Rippy finds her thoughts turn to gift lists this time of year. There’s a list for each of her daughters. But there’s also a gift list for children she likely will never meet — boys and girls who will spend the holidays at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center on […]

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Tags: heart transplant, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program


November 3, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Doctors Dance With Patient at Her Wedding, 17 Years After Saving Her Life

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Stefani and Trevan Thompson’s wedding reception was like many others. There was the couple’s first dance and the traditional father-daughter dance, which featured a cut-in from the bride’s grandfather. And then there was the doctor-patient dance. Or, in this case, the doctor-doctor-doctor-doctor-patient dance — where the bride busts a move with the people who helped save […]

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Tags: Dr. Joseph Dearani, Dr. Martha Grogan, Dr. Michael Ackerman, Dr. Richard Daly, heart transplant, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program


July 19, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Birthday Heart: Young Transplant Patient Receives Birthday Gift of a Lifetime

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Ask a 10-year-old boy what he wants for his birthday, and you’re likely to get an answer like: games, toys, a new bike, or maybe just straight cash. Joseph Gonzalez-Salas’s wish list for his 11th birthday was a little different. After nearly three years of living with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition that negatively affects the […]

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Tags: Dr Jonathan Johnson, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program


May 12, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Waiting on a New Heart for Baby Jett

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At 5:30 a.m. every weekday morning, Jordan Young enters the hospital room of his five-month-old daughter, Jett, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. He stays just long enough to give her a kiss before walking to his car and driving to work in the Twin Cities, about 80 miles to the north. Jett’s mom, […]

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Tags: Dr Jonathan Johnson, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program


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