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May 16th, 2014

#StrokeMonth: From Victim to Therapist

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

It’s been almost three years since Sean Bretz collapsed. Unbeknownst to the then 23-year-old U.S. Coast Guardsman, a giant aneurysm had burst in his brain, causing a massive stroke. “His prognosis was grim,” neurosurgeon Rabih Tawk, M.D., recalls. “We used every technology available to help him.” Despite complications and issues, which required him to be induced into […]

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Tags: Aneurysm, bretz, Dr. Rabih Tawk, Rehabilitation, Sean Bretz, stroke, stroke center, therapy


July 3rd, 2012

Military Man Celebrates Independence…from Stroke

By Cynthia Nelson Weiss cynthia nelson

At 23, Sean Bretz was the picture of health. As a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, you’d expect nothing less. But then last June 5, the machinery technician woke up with what he described as “an excruciating headache.” Attributing it to a  late night out with friends, Bretz didn’t think much of […]

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September 10th, 2009

Becoming an Employee after 35 Years as a Mayo Patient

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

Linda Rockey’s first experience at Mayo Clinic was in 1971, when her grandmother insisted that she come to Mayo Clinic for treatment of her worsening Crohn’s disease. “It was a week that just changed my life,” she says. Thirty years later Mayo neurosurgeon Dr. Fredric Meyer operated on Linda to repair a double aneurysm in her […]

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Tags: Aneurysm, Brain surgery, Crohn's Disease, Employee Stories, Linda Rockey, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories, Volunteer


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