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Mourning Young Cancer Patients Both a Heartbreak and a Privilege

August 16, 2018

Mourning Young Cancer Patients Both a Heartbreak and a Privilege

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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 In the Loop

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


Coasting Through Proton Beam Treatments

June 1, 2017

Coasting Through Proton Beam Treatments

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When 4-year-old Sam Davidson first came to Mayo Clinic for proton beam therapy treatments, he was understandably scared. But before long, Sam was happily peddling through the halls on the way to his appointments.

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Tags: Brain Tumor, Child Life Specialist, Dr. Anita Mahajan, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Proton Beam Therapy, Radiation Oncology, Randy Mc Keeman


May 19, 2016

‘Tutu Tuesday’ Helps Take the Sting out of Young Cancer Patient’s Treatments

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A lot has been taken from 3-year-old Hannah Keehr during the 14 months she’s undergone treatment for stage IV neuroblastoma: her hair, her high-frequency hearing, and her ability – at least for the time being – to have a normal childhood. But there’s one thing Hannah hasn’t let go of, according to her mom, Christa […]

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Tags: Ben Tempel, Neuroblastoma, Proton Beam, Randy Mc Keeman, Tutu Tuesday


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