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Child’s play — at long last

After heart surgery, Deshawn Corbin can run, jump and swim like a kid ... for the first time Deshawn Corbin is just 15 years old. But he’s already experienced more life than most people many times his age. Deshawn was born with complex congenital heart disease that affected the way [...]

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Carter's cranium remolding

Carter Schlink has a twin sister, Breah. As babies, they were alike in many ways — both incredibly cute, similar button noses and fair complexion. When the twins were 2 months old, Carter's dad, Kyle, noticed something about his son that was different — his head shape. It was flatter [...]

Created by Margaret Shepard

Family gives up mashed potatoes in respect of toddler's restrictive diet

The Birch family of Elizabeth, Minn., doesn't eat mashed potatoes anymore. The family's youngest member, Shelby, age 2, is on the ketogenic diet to control seizures from epilepsy. The high-fat, low-protein, no-carbohydrate diet prohibits potatoes. Before Shelby started the diet, her very favorite food was mashed potatoes. "When she had [...]

Created by Margaret Shepard

Minnesota Twins' Winter Caravan Visits Saint Marys Hospital

On Thursday, January 26, the Minnesota Twins’ 52nd annual Winter Caravan made a private stop at Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys Hospital. Players Joe Mauer and Danny Valencia, as well as radio broadcaster Cory Provus, attended the event, visiting patients at the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital. They signed baseballs and [...]

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Finally Diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

After nine months of struggling with many dehabilitating symptoms and fighting for a diagnosis, Katie Mork came to Mayo Clinic in February of 2011. Within a half an hour, Dr. Marc Patterson diagnosed her with POTS. Listen to Katie's testimony on the long struggle and the eventual relief upon receiving [...]

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A Miracle for Daniela

Photo: Daniela, pictured top left, enjoys time with her brothers and sister at our home in Ecuador after her procedure at Mayo Clinic. Written by her parents, Juan and Victoria (Ecuador): My wife Victoria has always believed in miracles. I also believe in miracles, but I thought they only happened [...]

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Jacob Harpel's Thanksgiving Story

Eight-year-old Jacob Harpel from Glencoe, Minn., was diagnosed with a plum-sized brain tumor the day before Thanksgiving last year. He had aggressive brain surgery at Mayo Clinic in August to remove the tumor; with the surgery he had a 50% chance of losing his peripheral vision on one side and [...]

Created by Elizabeth Rice

Hayley's POTS Story: Getting Answers at Mayo Clinic

Editor's Note: The following was written by Christine Lairmore of Lake Arrowhead, California. When our daughter, Hayley, turned 14 on March 8, 2009, we took her to Disneyland to celebrate. After a day full of riding rides and eating junk food, she woke up vomiting and kept vomiting all night [...]

Created by Lee Aase

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