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March 19, 2012

From Wheelchair to Rock-Climbing in 3 weeks!

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Having gone to several doctors elsewhere without receiving answers, this previously athletic student, Nick, and his mom, Becky, arrived to Mayo Clinic. They were exhausted. Nick was bundled up in many layers and in a wheelchair. Five minutes into his first appointment, Dr. Phil Fischer diagnosed Nick with POTS and Autonomic Dysfunction. He started the three-week Pediatric Pain […]

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Tags: 5273, 5292, 5307, 5335, Autonomic Dysfunction, Becky, Dr. Barbara Bruce, Nick, Pain, pediatric, Phil Fischer, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome


August 19, 2010

Mayo helps athlete get back on her feet

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

I was diagnosed with bone cancer in ninth grade. It was December 2006, just before the holidays. For several months, I’d had a bump just below my right knee that the local orthopedic surgeon thought was just an extra piece of bone. My mom is a pediatric oncology nurse, and she was worried it was […]

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Tags: 1136, 2292, 5220, 5298, 5307, 5309, 5335, Cancer, Orthopedics, Osteosarcoma, Patient Story


June 16, 2009

Chloe’s Story: Brain Surgery for Movement Disorder

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

A couple of weeks ago, a friend at work sent me a link to a video in which Chloe Williams shows and tells her story of having brain surgery for a movement disorder called myoclonus. It includes video of Chloe both before and after surgery. I sent Chloe, who is now 19 and has completed […]

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Tags: 2973, 5292, 5294, 5306, 5307, Brain surgery, Mayo Clinic, movement disorder, myoclonus, YouTube


June 12, 2009

Abby and Belle Carlsen: Three Years Later

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

Abbigail and Isabelle Carlsen of Fargo, North Dakota, returned to Mayo Clinic yesterday and today with their parents Jesse and Amy for their three-year checkups. The formerly conjoined twins were separated at Mayo Clinic on May 12, 2006 in a daylong operation. Reporter Matt Russell from the Rochester Post-Bulletin interviewed the family after the girls’ last […]

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Tags: 5306, 5307, 5335, Abbigail Carlsen, Amy Carlsen, Carlsen Twins, Conjoined Twins, Isabelle Carlsen, Jesse Carlsen, Mayo Clinic


June 4, 2009

Suzy Fitterer: “We have two normal two-year olds”

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

Working in Mayo Clinic’s public affairs department, I don’t get to have as much daily interaction directly with patients and their families as our medical staff members do (although with our Sharing Mayo Clinic blog, I’m now having more of these opportunities.) But in one special year, starting in February 2006, I was part of […]

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Tags: 5306, 5307, 5335, Abygail Fitterer, Bismarck, Conjoined Twins, Fitterer, Madysen Fitterer, North Dakota, Twins


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