Sharing Mayo Clinic

Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff

Patient Stories

+ Click Here To Share Your Story

Hope for 'Happy, Healthy Life' Thanks to Answers for 'Never Seen Before' Problems

Hope for 'Happy, Healthy Life' Thanks to [...]

Written by Bethany Henthorn Our daughter, Mallory, was born with several congenital defects known cloacal exstrophy (OEIS – omphalocele, bladder exstrophy, imperforate anus and spinal…
Read More »

Employee, Caregiver, Patient: Many Hats for Andrea Liptac

Employee, Caregiver, Patient: Many Hats [...]

Andrea Liptac describes her journey to Mayo Clinic as a "winding road." She first learned about Mayo in the early 1990s, when she was living…
Read More »

The Flu, a Grocery Store Clinic and a Mayo Clinic Nurse May Have Saved My Life

The Flu, a Grocery Store Clinic and a Ma [...]

My head pounded incessantly. With every sip of water, I felt like I was swallowing razor blades. I coughed and wheezed so hard that my…
Read More »

New Kidney From Sister Gives Hurdler a Chance at 2016 Olympics

New Kidney From Sister Gives Hurdler a C [...]

Heads turned when Aries Merritt walked into the lobby at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix at 5 a.m. on Sept. 1, with family and TV…
Read More »

Not Ready to Slow Down

Not Ready to Slow Down

A second opinion at Mayo Clinic helped Harold Magy return to the active schedule he loves For years, Harold Magy was familiar with the inner…
Read More »

Mystery Solved – Diagnosis Moves Patient from Frustration to Peace of Mind and a Plan

Mystery Solved – Diagnosis Moves Patient [...]

I want to share my story to possibly help another person and to hopefully help others who are still facing their own health unknowns. I…
Read More »

Nicole’s Journey From Nurse to Transplant Patient and Back

Nicole’s Journey From Nurse to Transplan [...]

When Nicole Jahns was just five months old, her parents – and her doctors – knew something was wrong. She wasn't gaining weight like a…
Read More »

Second Opinion Leads to a Second Chance at Sight

Second Opinion Leads to a Second Chance [...]

Audrey Dean has been a lifelong advocate for social justice. After a notable career in social work, she earned a law degree and became senior…
Read More »

Untangling a complex medical challenge

Untangling a complex medical challenge

Amy Supergan has battled a host of difficult and painful disorders. Now she's found a way back to enjoying her life and her family. In…
Read More »

Contact Us · Privacy Policy