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March 19, 2012

From Wheelchair to Rock-Climbing in 3 weeks!

By MakalaArce

NickHaving gone to several doctors elsewhere without receiving answers, this previously athletic student, Nick, and his mom, Becky, arrived to Mayo Clinic. They were exhausted. Nick was bundled up in many layers and in a wheelchair. Five minutes into his first appointment, Dr. Phil Fischer diagnosed Nick with POTS and Autonomic Dysfunction. He started the three-week Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program and left a transformed person. We caught up with he and his mom on their last day here. Watch their astounding testimonials, filled with grateful enthusiasm. As Becky says below, she truly feels like Mayo has given her son back to her.

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Tags: 5273, 5292, 5307, 5335, Autonomic Dysfunction, Becky, Dr. Barbara Bruce, General Internal Medicine, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Nick, Pain, pediatric, Pediatrics, Phil Fischer, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, POTS, Rehabilitation Program, Rock-Climb, swim, Wheelchair

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