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Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff


March 28, 2022

The nurse at the piano and a story of hope

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

There are times when the hustle and bustle in the Nathan Landow Atrium of the Gonda Building at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, comes to a standstill. An audible hush gives way to a melody of lush chords and notes wafting from the grand piano. Mayo Clinic’s own Genaida Benson, a nurse in radiology is […]

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Tags: Genaida Benson, Gonda Piano, liver cancer, music is medicine, Verlyn Benson

June 3, 2021

Going the extra mile makes vaccination experience special for young man with Down syndrome

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

The parents of a young Florida patient were so grateful for the caring approach offered to their son during his COVID-19 vaccine appointment that they called back to express their appreciation and share their story. When the father of a 19-year-old patient with Down syndrome brought his son, Tyler White, for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, […]

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Tags: COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccination, Down syndrome, Tyler White

May 9, 2021

One last adventure for patient entering hospice

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Aggie Morgan has always been adventurous. She’s been skydiving, scuba diving and enjoyed vacations with her husband, John Morgan, in the jungles of Central America. Entering her 70s, there was one adventure she looked forward to but hadn’t taken: a hot air balloon ride. She and her friends attempted to take a balloon ride on […]

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Tags: Aggie Morgan, Cancer, Kerry Olson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, multiple myeloma

April 16, 2020

Mayo Clinic Nurses Answer Call to Service, Carry out Mission on USNS Comfort During COVID-19

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Lynn Houston went from her role as a nurse manager at Mayo Clinic in Florida to the operating room aboard the USNS Comfort, stationed in New York City.

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Tags: Lynn Houston, Michelin Joplin-Beale, Minerva Davis-McClintock, nursing

April 16, 2018

On Being Called to Serve

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Chaplain Ana Wilson cares for staff and patients at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus. Here she shares her personal perspective on how her experiences have shaped her life and her choice to be a pastor.

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Tags: Chaplain Ana Wilson, Hospic care, Spiritual and religious services

July 1, 2016

Remembrance Events at Mayo Clinic Give Family Time to Reflect and Share

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Carol Mannell remembers her younger sister, Kathy VanHulle, as a woman who loved meeting new people and having fun. Carol recalls how, despite being in the midst of receiving care for a serious illness when she was at Mayo Clinic, Kathy would take time to strike up conversations with people sitting next to her in […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Litzow, Hematology Oncology, Mayo Medical School, Mayo School of Health Sciences

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