July 11, 2013
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. […]
March 27, 2013
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. […]
March 25, 2013
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 […]
December 23, 2012
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.”
December 9, 2012
They’re playing our song: A musician joins forces with his Mayo team to battle cancer and promote organ donation.
December 6, 2012
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.
December 3, 2012
After years of living with hepatitis B, Wachira Loth was afraid to look in the mirror. A liver transplant at Mayo Clinic changed that.
November 29, 2012
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.
November 10, 2011
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 […]
July 11, 2010
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.