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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


January 28, 2010

A Gift of Love, and Life

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network

Many people can relate to making some type of sacrifice for the one they love. For some, it’s a move far away from family and friends. For others, it’s changing jobs or schools to be closer to their beloved. For 46 year-old Don Schwabe from Boise, Idaho, it was giving a part of himself he […]

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Tags: 1136, 2961, 3793, 5217, 5335, Bile Duct Cancer, Live Donor Transplant, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, 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


February 23, 2009

A Second Life

By Matt Derechin Matt Derechin

Job description: Meet and write about the grateful patients who become benefactors of Mayo Clinic, their gifts and the researchers and physicians who use these gifts to move medicine forward. That’s my job – if you can call something as wonderful as that a job – as a writer for the Department of Development. But […]

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Tags: 3793, Development, organ donation, Transplant


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