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July 11, 2013

Anna’s Story: A Personal Approach to Cancer

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

At age 30, Anna Webster was a busy single mom juggling work and caring for her 11-year-old daughter. She didn’t have time to be sick. But after passing out one evening in the spring of 2009, she spent three days in a Jacksonville, Fla., emergency room while doctors tried to figure out what was wrong. […]

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Tags: 1841, 2250, 3719, 3793, 5157, 5275, 5279, 5324, 5334, 5417, anna webster, Cancer


November 18, 2011

Liver Transplant + Bariatric Surgery = the New Marshall

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Marshall Curtis was diagnosed in 2009 with end stage liver failure and cirrhosis secondary to Alpha1 Antitrypsin deficiency. Obesity and encephalopathy were additional challenges confronting the Mayo team. He was recommended for a new study program combining a transplant and bariatric surgery to improve his chances for a transplant and long term survival. Listen to […]

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Tags: 1841, 1859, 5275, 5325, 5335, bariatric surgery, encephalopathy, gastric bypass, liver failure, Marshall Curtis, Mayo Clinic, obesity


February 15, 2010

Maggie’s Liver

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

My name is Maggie Shook, a professional jazz piano player and my story begins in June 2009. A year after being diagnosed with End Stage Liver disease, I had resigned myself to a very short but full life. My parents were none too pleased with my decision and sought guidance from the Liver Support Group […]

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Tags: 1841, 3793, 5334, Jacksonville, Liver Disease, Maggie, Mayo Clinic, Transplant


September 3, 2009

Mayo Clinic Has Given Me Back My Life

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Hello, my name is Charles Drysdale. I would like to share my story about how Mayo Clinic has given me back my life. My story begins in late 2005. During my regular checkup my primary care physician discovered that my hemoglobin level was abnormally low (4). I was promptly hospitalized and transfused. This began a […]

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Tags: 1841, 3786, 3793, 5334, Patient Stories, Transplant


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