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January 15th, 2014

From the Alaskan Woods to Top of the Transplant List

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

The first sign something was wrong came when Dennis Chavez was out hunting caribou with his wife, Maria. The Wasilla, Alaska, native suddenly found that he couldn’t cover ground like he used to. He quickly became winded — much more quickly than he expected. He ignored the signs for a while. But one day a […]

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Tags: 3790, 5324, 5335, Langerhans, lung transplant


August 7th, 2013

Florida Double Lung Transplant Recipients ‘Pay it Forward’

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When Richard Oppelt of Melbourne, Fla., became the first lung-transplant program patient at Mayo Clinic in Florida in June 2001, he never thought that 12 years later he’d be helping someone else with the same situation deal with his recovery. But that’s exactly what Oppelt did in Dec. 2012 when he heard John McGill, a friend of […]

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Tags: 3790, 5314, 5324, 5334, Florida, Gabriel House of Care, lung transplant, MayoClinicFL, pulmonary, Transplant


July 19th, 2013

Harmonica Helps Pulmonary and Lung-Transplant Patients Breath Easier

By Lauren Venoy LaurenVenoy

After surviving two separate lung transplant procedures in 2005 and 2008, musician Larry Rawdon is sharing new ways of healing through music with other patients at Mayo Clinic in Florida. It was, after all, music that led him to Mayo Clinic and aided in his recovery after he was diagnosed in 2002 with idiopathic pulmonary […]

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Tags: 3790, 5254, 5314, 5324, 5334, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, Cesar Keller, Florida, Harmonica, Larry Rawdon, lung transplant


February 19th, 2013

An Unexpected Miracle from Down the Hallway

By Anonymous5943 Anonymous5943

Sometimes miracles happen when you least expect them. No one believes that more than Fleming Island, Florida resident Shirley Thompson, whose tale of how she received two new lungs while in a medically induced coma at Mayo Clinic hospital in Florida isn’t exactly the typical scenario. The 48-year old married, mother of two was first […]

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Tags: 3722, 3790, 4226, 5314, 5324, 5334, Cesar Keller, Florida, hysterectomy, lung transplant, MayoClinicFL, PAH


December 8th, 2012

Heart-double lung transplant

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

At Mayo Clinic, a transplant patient finds caregivers who truly care.

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Tags: 3790, 5324, 5417, Congenital heart defect, heart-double lung transplant, Mayo Clinic, Tara Kline


November 24th, 2012

Double-lung transplant leaves man breathing easy

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate Margaret_Marie

Double-lung transplant patient Jorge Bacardi honors his donor and touches the lives of countless transplant patients by helping to establish Gabriel House of Care.

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Tags: 3790, 5324, ciliary dyskinesia, Jorge Bacardi, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic


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