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April 7, 2022

Taekwondo Talent Finds Second Chance at Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Editors Note: This story was originally published in Mayo Clinic Magazine. A first responder pronounced Maurice Orange dead. Maurice’s body lay crumpled on the hot asphalt in San Diego. His prized Gold Wing 1800 motorcycle wrecked nearby. His fiancée, Cheri, knew something was wrong that afternoon — Aug. 14, 2020. She got a call that […]

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Tags: brachial plexus, Cheri Orange, Dr. Alexander Shin, Dr. Allen Bishop, Dr. Keith Bengtson, Dr. Mark Morrey, Dr. Robert Spinner, Maurice Orange, Mayo Clinic Magazine


December 27, 2019

Physician’s Love of Philosophy Grows Into a Passion for Helping Patients

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

As a medical oncologist, Evanthia Galanis, M.D., has a simple philosophy — patients need answers quicker. Dr. Galanis brings this perspective from her research and clinical experience to her new role as Mayo Clinic’s executive dean for development, where she’s seen the impact philanthropy can have when joined with Mayo Clinic’s patient-centered values.

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Tags: Dr. Evanthia Galanis, Gene and Virus Therapy


December 28, 2018

Turning the Compass Toward New Understanding of Skin Disorders

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

A seasoned traveler, Lou Appignani relishes exploration and discovery. So when he was diagnosed with an inflammatory condition that affects his skin, he and his wife, Laurie, decided to contribute to medical research at Mayo Clinic to help dermatology experts unravel the mysteries behind skin disorders.

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, Dermatology, Lichen planus


November 30, 2018

Honoring Caregivers by Supporting Mayo Clinic’s Mission

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Warren and Marilyn Bateman’s links to Mayo Clinic stretch back through decades past, and their commitment to supporting the organization will endure for years to come.

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Tags: Development, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Model of Care, Methodist-Kahler School of Nursing, nursing, Saint Marys


December 18, 2017

New Imaging Technology Inspires One Couple to Invest in Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

After John Sullivan experienced the benefits of a Choline C-11 PET scan when he had a recurrence of prostate cancer, he and his fiancée, Sheri Butler, were motivated to become benefactors and advocates for the expansion of Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.

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Tags: Dr. Eugene Kwon, Dr. Val Lowe, Dr. Winston Tan, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL, Prostate Cancer


June 18, 2016

Family Tradition Inspires New Chimes for Plummer Building Carillon  

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When David R. Daugherty, M.D., was growing up in Rochester, he walked to Central Junior High School with his father, Guy Daugherty, M.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. “Since our school was on dad’s way to the clinic, he made a tradition of walking with each of us kids when we reached junior high age,” says […]

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Tags: carillon, Dr David Daugherty, Heritage Days, Jeff Daehn, Mayo Clinic history, Rochester Campus


September 2, 2014

A Golden Dream

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

After being diagnosed with cancer, Joan Hittner, along with her husband, David, created an organization to raise money to find a cure. Today, David and daughter Christine continue the work. In 2011, Joan and David Hittner opened a letter from the Mayo Clinic Department of Development. Inside was a request: Would they consider donating $25 […]

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Tags: Cancer, CANCER RESEARCH, Carcinoid Tumor, Development


May 16, 2014

Joyous Victory: Lung Cancer Survivor Finds Her Niche, Gives Back to Help Others

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

Written by Eunice Nishimura My journey started innocently enough as a neck strain I received while playing with my daughter’s golden retriever in October 2010. As the year ended, the discomfort had increased, and I sought out my physician in January 2011. He set up appointments for MRI and MRA exams. Once done, I quickly […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, clinical trial, Dr. Helen Ross, Dr. Steven Schild, Giving, lung cancer, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Patient Stories


June 13, 2012

Giving back to Mayo Clinic

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard (@susanashephard)

“When somebody saves your life, that’s something that sticks with you for the rest of your life.” Powerful words from Sandy Pobanz, a long-time patient and volunteer at Mayo Clinic. The Pobanz family, from Moline, Ill., began traveling to Mayo Clinic in 1942 when Sandy’s father, Wilbur, sought care for a serious heart condition that […]

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Tags: Caring Canine, Mayo Clinic, Medallion Program, Sandy Pobanz


January 27, 2012

Philanthropy Right Under My Nose

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

“I live in Rochester, MN. I live very close to the downtown area, which means I can easily walk a few blocks and be submerged in Mayo Clinic history and the future of medicine and science. As I was looking up at the Gonda building, I became ashamed. I didn’t know who was behind the […]

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Tags: Development, donate, generous, give, Gonda


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