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Parents of Premature Babies Find Special Support System: Each Other

September 26, 2019

Parents of Premature Babies Find Special Support System: Each Other

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The experience of having a child in the NICU often creates connections among families, who provide a unique source of support made possible through shared experience.

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Tags: neonatal intensive care unit, pediatrics


Young Mayo Patient Joins Rochester Police Department

September 10, 2019

Young Mayo Patient Joins Rochester Police Department

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Stephanie Kenning’s 8-year-old son, Coltin, was given the star treatment by the Rochester Police Department after his mom contacted them hoping to take his mind off of his health issues.

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Tags: Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayor Kim Norton, pediatrics, Rochester Police Department, surgery


Cancer Battle Inspires Sara Segner to Become Something She Never Dreamed

July 18, 2019

Cancer Battle Inspires Sara Segner to Become Something She Never Dreamed

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Just three days into her schooling to become a nurse, Sara Segner switched gears and applied to medical school. Her chosen field is one she’s already quite familiar with.

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Dr. Susan Romanski, Lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, pediatrics, Sara Segner


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

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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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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 In the Loop

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


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