January 30, 2014 · Leave a Comment
In one brief statement, Barbara Smith can sum up the impact that the staff in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona had on her and her husband as they faced several difficult and frightening medical problems: “They are our life-changing heroes.” For 40 years, seizures were just part of life for Barbara. […]
April 5, 2013 · Leave a Comment
“My sweet boy,” Deborah Morey said as she practically skipped across the room to join him in a group photograph. The boy is her son, 15-year-old Curtis Morey, who was diagnosed with medulloblastoma (a type of brain tumor) on Jan. 27, 2012. The skipping at his Mayo appointment last week was one of several signs that March […]
December 22, 2012 · 1 Comment
Artist and teacher Cynthia Amendt sees her teaching — and her health — reach new levels through participation in a clinical trial.
December 21, 2012 · Leave a Comment
Surgery and an investigational drug give brain tumor patient much more than anyone expected.
December 18, 2012 · Leave a Comment
When a brain tumor unexpectedly appeared in 20-month-old Jayden Gonzalez, Mayo Clinic doctors responded quickly to remove the tumor and restore his health.
December 10, 2012 · Leave a Comment
A rare brain tumor couldn’t stop Laurie Beach from enjoying the life she dreamed of.
November 26, 2012 · Leave a Comment
When their son developed a rare type of brain tumor that caused seizures and dizzy spells, Koreen and Paul Harpel turned to Mayo Clinic for help.
October 13, 2011 · Leave a Comment
In the fall of 1990, Morgan Tyner experienced a moment that would change his life forever. While at work, Morgan, a newly practicing dentist, suffered a seizure. After undergoing many tests over the course of several days, he received a very serious and life threatening diagnosis – anaplastic astrocytoma – an aggressive and fast growing […]
August 23, 2011 · Leave a Comment
This is an update to Andrew Mork’s story, “It really should be called The Mayo Family”, from over a year and a half ago. We have caught back up with both Andrew and his mom for an updated video interview from both of them. Andrew explains the improvement. Andrew’s mom, Corrie Mork, reflects on this […]
April 27, 2011 · Leave a Comment
By: Andrea Miller Birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, graduation gifts…we’re set in a society that longs after gifts. I have learned, however, that the most important gift one can receive is a clean bill of health. I have not had the pleasure of knowing what that is truly like. I have been sick on and off […]