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October 27th, 2015

Be the Match: It Could Save a Life, Like Christina’s

By Uma Thangaraj uthangaraj

Christina Woodside starts off the YouTube video that chronicles her health journey by saying, “My family is like every other average family in America.” Her story, however is anything but average. As part of an active family, Christina, along with her husband and their five children, enjoyed running, biking, fishing and snow sports. In 2013, […]

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Tags: Be the Match, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi, Leukemia, Marrow Donor Registry


August 13th, 2014

Leukemia Survivor Volunteers in a Unique Way to Help Fellow Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients

By Paul Scotti pscotti

Some people who overcome a life-threatening illness feel motivated to give something back to those who helped make their recovery possible. Charlie Willwerth, a 61-year-old leukemia survivor and bone marrow transplant recipient from St. Augustine, Florida, is taking steps to help bring life-saving stems cells to others in need of a bone marrow transplant. Two years […]

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Tags: Bone Marrow Donor, bone marrow transplant, Dr. James Foran, Leukemia, Mayo Clinic in Florida


September 26th, 2013

Amber’s BMT Birthday Gift From Her Sister

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

Sisters Amber and Sabrina Starke wear matching necklaces and rings as a reminder of their commitment to each other and to keep fighting the fight against leukemia. After graduating from high school, Amber started college in May 2003. She passed out at work one day and was taken to her local emergency department. A CT scan […]

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Tags: 1136, 2145, 3273, 3719, 3739, 3981, 5279, 5324, 5334, BMT, bone marrow transplant, Cancer


January 3rd, 2013

Lymphoma Patient Receives Gift of Life from Bone Marrow

By CSMMayo csmmayo

Twelve years ago, Ron Wilson woke up with a swollen neck and knew something was very wrong. After visiting his doctor, he learned that his blood counts were off the charts. Consultation with an oncologist revealed shocking news – Ron was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a non-curable but treatable form of blood […]

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Tags: 1136, 2145, 2146, 3100, 3640, 3719, 3740, 3981, 5279, 5334, BMT, Cancer


December 19th, 2012

Bone Marrow Transplant Saves Leukemia Patient – Max’s Story

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

At the age of eight, Max Harris overcame aplastic anemia, a condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood cells. Successful treatment led to his recovery and several years of good health. Years later, a visit to the dentist confirmed that his health had taken a serious turn for the worse. Severely […]

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Tags: 1136, 2779, 3640, 3719, 3981, 5279, 5333, acute myelogenous leukemia, Arizona, bone marrow transplant, Cancer, induction chemotherapy


May 24th, 2012

A Scarf and a Blessing

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently visited Mayo Clinic and gave a special presentation on resilience through mindfulness. The below story takes place during his visit to Mayo Clinic last year… When Troy Keach, Mayo Clinic Education Administration, brought his 10-year-old daughter, Hannah, to the hospital one day during spring, 2011, he was expecting a […]

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Tags: 1136, 2145, 5279, 5335, blessing, Cancer, Dalai Lama, Hannah, Leukemia, Mayo Clinic, scarf, Troy Keach


August 16th, 2011

Beads of Courage

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

We are proud to say that the Pediatric Oncology Nurses/Nurse Practitioners implemented the Beads of Courage Program at Mayo Clinic using money received from the Kids Cup in 2008.  The program is a resilience-based intervention designed to support and strengthen children and families dealing with a serious illness.  The children tell their story of treatment […]

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Tags: 1136, 5306, 5335, Beads of Courage, Cancer, Donna Betcher, Julia Gourde, Leukemia, Mayo Clinic, oncology, pediatric


March 27th, 2009

Of Feathers and “Angels”

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

Helen Buescher was diagnosed with leukemia in 2006. Since then, she has traveled several times from her home in northern Minnesota to Mayo Clinic in Rochester for tests, appointments and chemotherapy infusions. Between her Mayo Clinic appointments, Helen receives treatment closer to home, in Grand Rapids, Minn. Last Friday, during one of those infusions, Helen […]

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Tags: 2145, 3719, 5279, 5335, AML, Cancer, chemotherapy, Leukemia, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories


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