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July 11, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Anna’s Story: A Personal Approach to Cancer

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia 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 27, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Gift from Daughter to Dad: a Liver Donation

By MakalaArce 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 25, 2013 · Leave a Comment

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

By MakalaArce 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 23, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Grateful for his life and glad to help others

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@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 9, 2012 · Leave a Comment

An upbeat attitude and a brisk tempo keep this musician playing

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@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 6, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Liver transplant gives man a new lease on life

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@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 3, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Liver transplant a rebirth for Wachira Loth

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@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 29, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Novel treatment leads to liver transplant for bile duct cancer

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@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 10, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Rare treatment for rare disease: Triple transplant

By Stacy Theobald Stacy Theobald (@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 11, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Waiting… for a second chance at life

By Cynthia Nelson Weiss 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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