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August 2, 2019

Fighting Leukemia, Then Joining the Team

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When Nicklaus Lego was diagnosed with an aggressive blood and bone marrow cancer, he was told his chances of survival were slim. To beat the disease, Nic needed a bone marrow transplant and an expert medical team. At Mayo Clinic, Nic found both. And in the process, he discovered a new life’s mission.

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Tags: Acute myeloid leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant program, Department of Hematology/Oncology, Dr. Allison Rosenthal, Dr. Jeanne Palmer, Kidney Failure, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Arizona


July 19, 2019

Living and Breathing His Truth About Organ Donation

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At 71, Robert thought he was too old to qualify for lung transplantation. Affected by a devastating, rare disease that destroyed his lung function, the Florida retiree had all but given up hope that the illness wouldn’t claim his life — until his Mayo Clinic medical team stepped in and encouraged him to pursue a […]

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Tags: Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Augustine Lee, Dr. David Erasmus, Dr. Ian Makey, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Transplant Center


July 17, 2019

From Health Care Advisor to Transplant Patient to Mayo Clinic Employee

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Piper Nieters Su had spent years in Washington, D.C., working with institutions like Mayo Clinic on health care policy reform. Piper’s relationship with Mayo Clinic changed dramatically, however, after she was diagnosed with a rare liver disease.

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, Saint Marys Campus


May 17, 2019

Tackling Two Liver Diseases With One Transplant

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Collaboration among a multidisciplinary care team at Mayo Clinic helped Julianne Vasichek successfully navigate not one, but two, rare liver diseases.

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Tags: Dr. David W. Larson, Dr. John Poterucha, Dr. Scott Nyberg, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Liver Transplant, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis


March 29, 2019

Andy’s Smile Shows His Progress Two Years After Face Transplant

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In 2016, Andy Sandness had a face transplant at Mayo Clinic. Now, 2½ years later, he’s savoring the little things in life many other people take for granted — like smiling.

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Tags: Dr. Samir Mardini, Face transplants, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


March 20, 2019

Heart Transplant Helps Elise Campbell Reach New Heights

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A lifesaving heart transplant at Mayo Clinic helped Elise Campbell break free from the physical limitations of a rare genetic heart condition she had lived with since she was 14. Now Elise is relishing the opportunity to enjoy experiences she never thought possible.

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Tags: cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. D. Eric Steidley, Dr. Octavio Pajaro, Dr. Robert Scott, Heart transplant, Transplant Center


March 13, 2019

Liver Transplant Puts Pam Stubbs Back in the Saddle

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Pam Stubbs hadn’t felt well in years. But now, thanks to a successful liver transplant at Mayo Clinic, Pam feels better than ever, and she’s channeling newfound energy into her passion for horseback riding.

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Tags: Dr. Adyr Moss, Dr. Bashar Aqel, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


March 11, 2019

Pancreas Transplant Frees Mary Shelley From the Grip of Diabetes

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Mary Shelley struggled for years to control her erratic blood sugar levels, which affected every aspect of her life. A pancreas transplant in 2018 helped her overcome many of the symptoms and side effects of diabetes, and it has allowed her to experience life in ways she never thought possible.

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Tags: Catherine Coyle, Dr. Justin Nguyen, Dr. Martin Mai, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, pancreas transplant


December 12, 2018

New Liver, New Outlook

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When Brian Gurule learned that a rare disease was the reason for his liver failure, he realized it was a race against time to find a medical center where he could get a transplant. At Mayo Clinic, he received the care he needed to give him a fighting chance.

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Tags: Dr. Maria Yataco, Dyskeratosis congenita, Liver Transplant Program


December 3, 2018

Hanna’s Lifesaving Liver Transplant

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When a local hospital was reluctant to list their daughter for the liver transplant she needed, Melinda Kohlmyer and her husband brought young Hanna to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. There, Hanna got a second chance at life.

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, Dr. Katryn Furuya, Liver Transplant Program, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric hepatology


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