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July 19, 2013

Harmonica Helps Pulmonary and Lung-Transplant Patients Breath Easier

By Lauren Venoy Lauren Venoy (@LaurenVenoy)

After surviving two separate lung transplant procedures in 2005 and 2008, musician Larry Rawdon is sharing new ways of healing through music with other patients at Mayo Clinic in Florida. It was, after all, music that led him to Mayo Clinic and aided in his recovery after he was diagnosed in 2002 with idiopathic pulmonary […]

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Tags: 3790, 5254, 5314, 5324, 5334, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, Cesar Keller, Florida, Harmonica, Larry Rawdon, lung transplant


July 11, 2013

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

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

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


March 22, 2013

Surprise amyloidosis diagnosis leads to combined heart-liver transplant

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

At the end of a routine physical in 2006, Dan Carey’s doctor asked if there was anything else he wanted to discuss. Dan exercised regularly and felt good. Except for one thing. “I get out of breath when I walk up stairs,” he told his doctor. A chest X-ray revealed healthy lungs but an enlarged […]

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Tags: 2272, 5324, 5335, amyloidosis, Dan Carey, Dr. Roshini Abraham, Heart transplant, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic


February 19, 2013

An Unexpected Miracle from Down the Hallway

By Anonymous5943 Anonymous5943 (@Anonymous5943)

Sometimes miracles happen when you least expect them. No one believes that more than Fleming Island, Florida resident Shirley Thompson, whose tale of how she received two new lungs while in a medically induced coma at Mayo Clinic hospital in Florida isn’t exactly the typical scenario. The 48-year old married, mother of two was first […]

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Tags: 3722, 3790, 4226, 5314, 5324, 5334, Cesar Keller, Florida, hysterectomy, lung transplant, MayoClinicFL, PAH


December 25, 2012

Of Heroes and Gold Medals

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

John Greller was a swimming hero at the National Kidney Foundation Transplant Games. He gave his medals to his real heroes — his wife, his (donor) son, and the Mayo transplant team.

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Tags: 3786, 5324, 5335, 5417, John Greller, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


December 23, 2012

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

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 8, 2012

Heart-double lung transplant

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

At Mayo Clinic, a transplant patient finds caregivers who truly care.

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Tags: 3790, 5324, 5417, Congenital heart defect, heart-double lung transplant, Mayo Clinic, Tara Kline


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