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November 9th, 2013

Traveling the Road of Life, Seizure-Free

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

For the past eight years, Nicole Dehn, 30, has had pangs of sadness whenever she passes a small grove of trees on the road near her Jacksonville, Fla., home. The trees are a constant reminder of the day epilepsy took her freedom. Nov. 14 2005. It’s the day Dehn had a seizure while driving. Her […]

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Tags: 2859, 5157, 5174, 5292, 5294, 5334, brain, dehn, Epilepsy, Jacksonville, laser ablation, laser surgery


March 26th, 2012

Joey’s Hope – Part 3 of 4

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Previously: “Joey’s Hope – Part 1 of 4” and “Joey’s Hope – Part 2 of 4” …Within the next twelve short months Joel, Kimberly, and their daughter made FIVE additional trips to the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester. Joel had a wonderful oncologist in Fort Wayne, Dr. Carr, who was willing to work with the Mayo […]

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Tags: 1136, 5279, 5292, 5335, brain, Cancer, chemotherapy, gamma-knife, Joel Saunders, Joey, Kimberly Saunders, Mayo Clinic


March 22nd, 2012

Joey’s Hope – Part 1 of 4

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

To be told he had melanoma cancer totally shocked Joel Saunders and his family who live in Fort Wayne, Indiana. An auto technician (window installer), Joel was always extremely healthy and rarely called in sick to work. He has been married to Kimberly for 17 years. They have one child, a daughter, Jadyn, who is […]

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Tags: 1136, 3037, 5279, 5292, 5335, brain, Cancer, Daniel Lachance, Joel, Joel Saunders, Kimberly Saunders, lymph node


October 25th, 2011

Epilepsy Surgery Allows Patient to Live Life to the Fullest

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GszNst4xBc Carla Huelsmann was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 2 years old. Throughout her childhood and early adult years, she experienced mainly petit mal seizures. She continued through life, adjusting to her disease as needed. Once Huelsmann welcomed her daughter, the hormone levels in her body changed, making controlling her seizures much more difficult.

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Tags: 2859, 5292, brain, Carla Huelsmann, Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, petit mal, scar tissue, Seizure, Surgery


August 23rd, 2011

Pilocytic Astrocytoma – Andrew Mork – Update

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

This is an update to Andrew Mork’s story, “It really should be called The Mayo Family”, from over a year and a half ago. We have caught back up with both Andrew and his mom for an updated video interview from both of them. Andrew explains the improvement. Andrew’s mom, Corrie Mork, reflects on this […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 3723, 5279, 5294, 5335, Andrew Mork, brain, Cancer, cord, Corrie Mork


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