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Living Kidney Donations Save Two Lives in the Same Family Years Apart

Living Kidney Donations Save Two Lives in the Same Family Years Apart

Receiving a donor kidney from an anonymous deceased donor is a gift of life to anyone in need of a transplant.  Receiving an organ donation from a living family member is extra special, when you consider the risks and sacrifices associated with making that choice. Tammy Stelly, a 46-year-old retired [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

Roman’s Road to a Second Birthday

Roman’s Road to a Second Birthday

Faced with losing their newborn son, Anna and Oleg, searched far and wide for an answer. They found it and a new birthday for their son at Mayo Clinic. After an ultrasound at 32 weeks into her pregnancy, Anna Ryabova, along with her husband, Oleg Pecherskii, faced a grim prognosis [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

Mayo Patient, Staffer Run Phoenix 10K Together

Mayo Patient, Staffer Run Phoenix 10K Together

Mayo Clinic patient Don Salamone is proof that being in great shape before undergoing a heart transplant can enhance recovery. Even while tethered to a ventricular assist device that kept his heart functioning until the transplant surgery, he pushed himself to work out on a stationary bike for two hours [...]

Created by Hoyt Finnamore

Of Heroes and Gold Medals

Of Heroes and Gold Medals

When John Greller won three gold medals for swimming during the National Kidney Foundation's U.S. Transplant Games, he gave them to his heroes. The first went to his wife, Jane, who has remained by his side, as John says, "in sickness and in health." The second medal went to his [...]

Created by Margaret Shepard

"Music is oxygen for the soul"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO0wMVTJYis When Mayo Clinic lung transplant patient Larry Rawdon heard the Ritz Chamber Players perform on the Florida campus, he was captivated. As a retired cellist who played on Broadway in shows such as Cats, he has a deep appreciation for the power of music and what it can do [...]

Created by CSMMayo