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July 11th, 2013

Anna’s Story: A Personal Approach to Cancer

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

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


March 27th, 2013

Gift from Daughter to Dad: a Liver Donation

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Chuck Lewensten ran a successful business, hunted in Africa and played tennis with his fiancé, Jill. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis changed all that. By the summer of 2010, the disease had ravaged Lewensten’s liver, leaving him homebound and dependent on his family for care. Instead of hunting trips, Lewensten’s travels took him only to the emergency room. […]

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Tags: 2248, 3793, 5275, 5324, 5335, Amy Konsewicz, Chuck Lewensten, Dr. Michael Charlton, Gastroenterology, Liver Transplant, living donation, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease


March 25th, 2013

Rare heart-liver transplant gives South Carolina woman a second chance at life

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Beki Rose and her husband, Tom, had met with half a dozen doctors, and they all said the same thing. “They told me to go home and get my things in order,” says Beki, a 51-year-old mother of three with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. The congenital condition had so damaged Beki’s heart and liver that […]

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Tags: 3782, 3793, 5324, 5335, arrhythmogenic, Beki Rose, Dr. Russell Wiesner, Heart transplant, heart-liver, Liver Transplant, right ventricular dysplasia


December 23rd, 2012

Grateful for his life and glad to help others

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

A liver transplant for primary sclerosing cholangitis brought new strength to Bruce Schwartau. “It’s a joy to be able to play a full 18 holes of golf. I know what it’s like to be weak, so I value my strength.”

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Tags: 2961, 3793, 5324, 5417, 5535, Bruce Schwartau, chronic liver disease, LifeSource, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic


December 9th, 2012

An upbeat attitude and a brisk tempo keep this musician playing

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

They’re playing our song: A musician joins forces with his Mayo team to battle cancer and promote organ donation.

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Tags: 2250, 3786, 3793, 5324, 5335, liver cancer, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic, Wain McFarlane


December 6th, 2012

Liver transplant gives man a new lease on life

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Marshall Curtis needed a liver transplant. Obesity complicated his case. At Mayo Clinic, a relatively new procedure combining transplant and bariatric surgery gave him a second chance.

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Tags: 3793, 5186, 5324, bariatric, liver cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Marshall Curtis, Mayo Clinic


December 3rd, 2012

Liver transplant a rebirth for Wachira Loth

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

After years of living with hepatitis B, Wachira Loth was afraid to look in the mirror. A liver transplant at Mayo Clinic changed that.

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Tags: 3793, 5324, hepatitis B, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic, Wachira Loth


November 29th, 2012

Novel treatment leads to liver transplant for bile duct cancer

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Doug Yaus says you have to be involved in your care — and never give up hope — even when your options seem to have come to an end.

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Tags: 2961, 3793, 3980, 5217, 5324, 5335, Bile Duct Cancer, Doug Yaus, Gregory Gores M.D., Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic


November 10th, 2011

Rare treatment for rare disease: Triple transplant

By stacytheobald stacytheobald

On June 14, 2011, after a 107-day wait in the hospital at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Kirk Watson, 44, received the news he’d been waiting for — a heart, liver and kidney were available for him. He would be the fourth person to receive a triple transplant at Mayo Clinic and only the 11th […]

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Tags: 2272, 3782, 3786, 3793, 5252, 5324, 5334, hereditary amyloidosis, Kirk Watson, Triple Transplant


July 11th, 2010

Waiting… for a second chance at life

By Cynthia Nelson Weiss cynthia nelson

While I’m not a musician – or for that fact, musically inclined in any capacity – I now share something in common with Gregg Allman, the rock and roll legend: A second chance at life thanks to an organ donation.

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Tags: 1136, 3640, 3719, 3793, 5217, 5324, 5334, Allman Brothers, Bile Duct Cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma, Gregg Allman, Liver Transplant


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