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Beads of Courage Help Mark Milestones of Treatment

July 11, 2019

Beads of Courage Help Mark Milestones of Treatment

By In the Loop intheloop

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


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

November 21, 2017

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

By In the Loop intheloop

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

Sisters’ Heart Transplants Inspire Family to Organize Holiday Toy Drive

By In the Loop intheloop

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

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

By In the Loop intheloop

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

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

By In the Loop intheloop

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

Waiting on a New Heart for Baby Jett

By In the Loop intheloop

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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