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Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff

Oct 17, 2018

Living to the Fullest With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
A diagnosis of stage 4 ovarian cancer sent shock waves through Michelle Messer's world. But prompt treatment and a comprehensive care plan have seen her through. Now five years after that initial diagnosis, Michelle is savoring each day. [...]
Living to the Fullest With Advanced Ovarian Cancer
Oct 15, 2018

Surviving and Thriving After Life-Threatening Illnesses

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Within the past six years, Devender Tulla developed two serious conditions that could have ended badly for the politician from India. But thanks to his Mayo Clinic care team, Devender was able to fight back. Now he's returned to work representing his constituents. [...]
Surviving and Thriving After Life-Threatening Illnesses
Oct 12, 2018

New Perspective on Heart Condition Has Soccer Player Back on the Field

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When myocarditis hit his heart, Drew Beckie was told his professional soccer career was over. But a cardiac specialist at Mayo Clinic took another look, and today Drew is back to the game he loves.  [...]
New Perspective on Heart Condition Has Soccer Player Back on the Field
Oct 11, 2018

Winning Against All Odds

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Andy Steinfeldt discovered his love of running late in life. When a series of medical conditions and complications threatened his newfound hobby, he refused to accept a future where he wasn't able to compete. [...]
Winning Against All Odds
Oct 8, 2018

Making Mayo Clinic Welcoming to All

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Through an array of programs and initiatives, Mayo Clinic is developing a richly diverse workforce that reflects the different experiences and backgrounds of its patients. [...]
Making Mayo Clinic Welcoming to All
Oct 5, 2018

Crafting An Artist's Healthy Future

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Lupus was wreaking havoc on Emily Olson's health. Her Mayo Clinic care team's decision to employ a medication typically not used for this autoimmune disorder, along with a kidney transplant, not only saved Emily's life, it reignited her independence and confidence. [...]
Crafting An Artist's Healthy Future
Oct 3, 2018

Teamwork and Motivation Spur Recovery from Brachial Plexus Injury

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
A motor vehicle accident left Jennifer Tetler without the use of her left arm. But the comprehensive treatment plan developed by her Mayo Clinic care team, along with Jennifer's drive to recover as fully as possible, led to an excellent outcome. [...]
Teamwork and Motivation Spur Recovery from Brachial Plexus Injury
Oct 1, 2018

Taming Migraines With Botox

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Heather Klanderman tried a range of treatment to ease her migraines, but nothing worked. Then her neurologist recommended Botox injections. Now Heather's migraines are a thing of the past. [...]
Taming Migraines With Botox
Sep 28, 2018

Three Cancers, One Team Approach

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Donald Brotzman was diagnosed with three separate cancers at once, his Mayo Clinic care team crafted a comprehensive treatment plan that addressed all of Donald's medical concerns in a coordinated, compassionate way. [...]
Three Cancers, One Team Approach
Sep 26, 2018

Two Neurosurgeries Drive Dramatic Recovery

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Bob Goldberg was given a diagnosis of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, he was dubious and decided to get another opinion at Mayo Clinic. A year later, after two successful surgeries, Bob can once again think clearly and walk on his own. [...]
Two Neurosurgeries Drive Dramatic Recovery
Sep 25, 2018

Using Expertise and Teamwork to Tackle a Brain Tumor

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After being plagued by mysterious symptoms for more than a year, Richard Uihlein was diagnosed with a brain tumor and told nothing could be done about it. Undeterred, he went to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. There he found a way forward after all.  [...]
Using Expertise and Teamwork to Tackle a Brain Tumor
Sep 21, 2018

Expert Surgery Puts Hiker Back on Top

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When hip dysplasia triggered painful symptoms, Sandra Cook feared her hiking days were over. But an intricate orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic took away the pain, and now Sandra has happily returned to the trails. [...]
Expert Surgery Puts Hiker Back on Top
Sep 20, 2018

Toddler's Personalized Care Sparks Enormous Strides

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Affected by a rare neuromuscular condition, Katie Emerson was beset by extreme muscle weakness that affected her ability to eat, speak and move. Then her mother learned about a Mayo Clinic physician whose pioneering research into Katie's condition gave the child a chance at normalcy. [...]
Toddler's Personalized Care Sparks Enormous Strides
Sep 17, 2018

Subduing Pancreatic Cancer Involves International Odyssey

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When she was 38, Radhika Sattanathan received a frightening diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Taking the advice of her physician in India, Radhika sought care halfway around the globe at Mayo Clinic. Today, she's cancer-free. [...]
Subduing Pancreatic Cancer Involves International Odyssey
Sep 14, 2018

Released to Reengage With Life

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Weighed down by pain and weakness, Valieda Burns became confined and isolated. But neurosurgery to decompress her spine freed her to once again be active, engaged and connected with others. [...]
Released to Reengage With Life
Sep 12, 2018

Handily Moving Forward After Devastating Injury

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Kennedy Folkedahl's hand was cut off during a construction accident, the young man thought life as he knew it was over. But thanks to the support of his Mayo Clinic care team and years of physical therapy, Kennedy is embracing an alternate future with enthusiasm and appreciation. [...]
Handily Moving Forward After Devastating Injury
Sep 10, 2018

Embracing Family Life After Overcoming a Rare Disorder

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Brittany Kale was plagued with nagging symptoms: weight gain, a swollen face, high blood pressure. She also had been trying, unsuccessfully, to get pregnant for years. She finally found relief at Mayo Clinic, where she was diagnosed and treated for Cushing disease. That made it possible for her to start a family and feel healthy again. [...]
Embracing Family Life After Overcoming a Rare Disorder
Sep 8, 2018

A New Kidney With a Little Help From His Friends

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
When Fred Anderson needed a new kidney, he didn't have to look far to find eager donors. His friends Jim Ross and Ted Schreiber both stepped forward. Although Jim ended up being the donor, all three banded together to ensure the transplant journey included plenty of support and camaraderie. [...]
A New Kidney With a Little Help From His Friends
Sep 6, 2018

Lung Screening Leads to Timely Cancer Care

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Participating in a lung screening research study at Mayo Clinic paved the way for early diagnosis and prompt treatment of lung cancer for Richard Jarvis. [...]
Lung Screening Leads to Timely Cancer Care
Aug 31, 2018

Colon Cancer Treatment Provides More Time to Celebrate the Everyday

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Diagnosed with advanced colon cancer, Amy Figgs was told there was little that could be done. Unwilling to accept that, Amy sought a second opinion at Mayo Clinic. There her care team crafted a treatment plan that has renewed her hope for the future. [...]
Colon Cancer Treatment Provides More Time to Celebrate the Everyday
Aug 29, 2018

Feasting Fear-Free

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
For Knox Rhinehart, who had been plagued by chronic vomiting for years, eating was a torment to be avoided — until he met a Mayo Clinic specialist who understood that treating Knox meant treating his fear. [...]
Feasting Fear-Free
Aug 27, 2018

Getting Bob Back on His Feet

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Diagnosis and treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus for Robert Richter meant the difference between being confined to a wheelchair and being able to actively enjoy his life. [...]
Getting Bob Back on His Feet
Aug 24, 2018

Envisioning a Future Without Breast Cancer

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
With coordinated care from a multidisciplinary team and participation in a research clinical trial, Stacy Hanson is successfully combating a daunting breast cancer diagnosis. [...]
Envisioning a Future Without Breast Cancer
Aug 22, 2018

Bidding Farewell to Enormous, Faulty Kidneys

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
"Owner of the world's largest kidneys" was never a title Gene Okun wanted to have. Today, thanks to a living donor and a Mayo Clinic surgical team, he no longer does. [...]
Bidding Farewell to Enormous, Faulty Kidneys
Aug 20, 2018

3D Modeling Powers Innovation in Patient Care

By SharingMayoClinic @SharingMayoClinic
Thanks to a titanium implant constructed with 3D modeling technology, Isaac Garcia has moved past his diagnosis of bone cancer and is back to enjoying an active life with his family. [...]
3D Modeling Powers Innovation in Patient Care
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