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Third Grader 'Braves the Shave' to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

May 21, 2019

Third Grader ‘Braves the Shave’ to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research

By In the Loop intheloop

For the third straight year, young Sophie Vanderheiden shaved her head to raise awareness, and money, for childhood cancer research during the annual St. Baldrick’s head shaving event.

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Tags: Amanda Vanderheiden, Cancer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics


Cy's Place: After Tragedy, Couple Opens Home to Families of Pediatric Patients

April 30, 2019

Cy’s Place: After Tragedy, Couple Opens Home to Families of Pediatric Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Randy and Ree Erickson lost their son Silas to cancer in 2007, but his memory lives on in the way they live their lives: supporting families of children facing significant medical challenges.

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Tags: Cy's Place, Dr Jonathan Johnson, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Neuroblastoma, pediatrics, transplant


Local Orthodontist Builds 'Johnny Cars' of Hope for Pediatric Heart Patients

March 14, 2019

Local Orthodontist Builds ‘Johnny Cars’ of Hope for Pediatric Heart Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

A Facebook post gave John Lawson the idea to build toy cars for children, but his inspiration comes from his friend Dr. Joseph Dearani’s pediatric patients at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Joseph Dearani, pediatrics


'Gabby's Got This:' Community, Care Team Rally Around Young Leukemia Patient

February 5, 2019

‘Gabby’s Got This:’ Community, Care Team Rally Around Young Leukemia Patient

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Matt and Heidi Brown, whose young daughter, Gabby, recently was diagnosed with cancer, say that support from their community and Gabby’s Mayo care team has been “incredible.”

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Tags: Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Dr. Vilmarie Rodriguez, Hematology, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, pediatrics, Saint Marys


Beautiful Boxes for Courageous Kids with Cancer

January 3, 2019

Beautiful Boxes for Courageous Kids with Cancer

By In the Loop intheloop

Joe and Karen Davis come to Mayo Clinic regularly for medical appointments, but they also take time for another important task: delivering the wooden boxes Joe makes for pediatric cancer patients.

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Tags: Amy Petersen, Cancer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia


Balloon Brigade Floats in to Spread Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients

December 20, 2018

Balloon Brigade Floats in to Spread Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Thousands of colorful helium balloons descended on Mayo Clinic Children’s Center thanks to community members who donated the balloons to support pediatric patients.

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Tags: Child Life Specialist, Marne Hoyer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics


Brittle Bone Disease Can't Dim Toddler's Unbreakable Spirit

December 6, 2018

Brittle Bone Disease Can’t Dim Toddler’s Unbreakable Spirit

By In the Loop intheloop

Ellie Butts was born with a disease that causes her bones to easily break. So easily that at just 2 years old, she’s had more than 100 broken bones. Yet despite the pain, she “radiates joy and love.”

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Tags: Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, osteogenesis imperfecta, pediatrics


'It Belongs With Him' -- Mayo Surgeon Gives Patient Signed Football

August 16, 2018

‘It Belongs With Him’ — Mayo Surgeon Gives Patient Signed Football

By In the Loop intheloop

It’s not every day that Steelers fans Patrick Quandt and Dr. John Stulak meet an even bigger fan in the middle of Vikings country. So when they met young Seth Bayles, the connection was immediate.

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Tags: Dr. John Stulak, Patrick Quandt, pediatrics


New Treatment Helps Chris White Find New Life, Seizure-Free

June 19, 2018

New Treatment Helps Chris White Find New Life, Seizure-Free

By In the Loop intheloop

Chris White had dealt with epileptic seizures since birth and feared he would never experience the parts of life many of us take for granted. That changed after he came to Mayo Clinic.  

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Tags: deep brain stimulation, Department of Neurology, Dr. Gregory Worrell, Dr. Jamie Van Gompel, Dr. Matt Stead, epilepsy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, neurosurgery, pediatrics


Sunshine and Screen Time: Managing Your Child's Media Use This Summer

June 14, 2018

Sunshine and Screen Time: Managing Your Child’s Media Use This Summer

By In the Loop intheloop

Summer break has begun for most students, which means new (or no) routines. Unfortunately, many kids are spending a bit too much of their newfound free time staring at a screen.

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Tags: behavioral health, Dr Angela Mattke, Dr. Chelsea Ale, Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, pediatrics


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