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Radiation Therapy Staff Take on the KeKe Challenge for Special Patient

September 20, 2018

Radiation Therapy Staff Take on the KeKe Challenge for Special Patient

By In the Loop intheloop

It’s not uncommon to hear stories about Mayo Clinic staff going above and beyond for their patients. A good example? Colleagues getting out of their comfort zone to fulfill a patient’s special request.

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Tags: Deanna Ziegler, Dr. Robert Foote, KeKe challenge, olfactory neuroblastoma, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Radiation Oncology


Mourning Young Cancer Patients Both a Heartbreak and a Privilege

August 16, 2018

Mourning Young Cancer Patients Both a Heartbreak and a Privilege

By In the Loop intheloop

Mayo Clinic child life specialist Randy Mc Keeman was moved to find out he was recently acknowledged in the obituary of 5-year-old cancer patient Garrett Matthias.

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Tags: Pediatric cancer, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Randy Mc Keeman


Painted Masks Change the Outlook of Young Cancer Patients

July 10, 2018

Painted Masks Change the Outlook of Young Cancer Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Stop by the Proton Beam Therapy Program at Mayo Clinic and you might see a superhero, unicorn or mermaid, thanks to the artistic talents of staff who have begun painting masks for young patients receiving treatment.

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Tags: Child LIfe Program, Jennifer Deweese, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Radiation Therapy, Randy Mc Keeman


April 25, 2017

Mayo ‘Superheroes’ Use Their Powers to Give Young Patient Proper Sendoff

By In the Loop intheloop

It was “Superhero Day” in the proton beam treatment area at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, and 6-year-old Iram Sobarzo had been ready for almost a week. He had talked about little else during that last week of treatment for a brain tumor. He was fixated on meeting Spiderman, his personal superhero. Staff had arranged […]

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Tags: Child Life Services, Krystal Lamb, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Proton Beam Therapy Program


April 20, 2017

Cancer Diagnosis Turns Student Athlete Into Student Advocate

By In the Loop intheloop

On Dec. 1, 2015, Miranda Mead learned that the back pain she’d attributed to a fall was actually a tumor. She was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare cancer, just days after her 16th birthday. So instead of getting her driver’s license, Miranda got a treatment plan, including proton beam therapy at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester […]

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Tags: Ewing's Sarcoma, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Proton Beam Therapy Program


April 11, 2017

Young Cancer Patient Shows What It Means to Be ‘Hunter Strong’

By In the Loop intheloop

Lisa Gifford is a mother. She’s also a pediatric nurse. So she knew something wasn’t right with her youngest son, Hunter. “He was having trouble urinating,” Lisa tells us. Initially, she chalked it up to a urinary tract infection. But his primary care provider ruled that out after Hunter’s blood work came back fine. Later […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Ewing's Sarcoma, Lisa Gifford, Proton Beam Therapy Program


March 9, 2017

Makeover is Good Medicine for Young Cancer Patient

By In the Loop intheloop

As a professional makeup artist, Adrian Rios is used to working in a variety of settings, from fashion shows and speaking events to photoshoots and television interviews. But one day last month, he set up shop in a rather unusual place, even for him: a waiting room outside the Proton Beam Therapy Program on Mayo […]

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Tags: Proton Beam Therapy Program, Rosie Lerma


January 19, 2017

The Force Is With Mayo’s 100th Proton Beam Patient in Arizona

By In the Loop intheloop

The Force is with young John Sanders. Though he may have had a reason to doubt that a few years ago. That’s when John, a 17-year-old Phoenix resident (and Star Wars fanatic), learned he had a tumor in his eye. While surgeons were able to remove 75 percent of the tumor, what remained would require […]

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Tags: Andrew Saunders, Dr. Thomas Daniels, Justin Gagneur, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Radiation Oncology


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