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July 11, 2013

Anna’s Story: A Personal Approach to Cancer

By Cynthia (Cindy) 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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December 25, 2012

Of Heroes and Gold Medals

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist 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, Communications Specialist 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 8, 2012

Heart-double lung transplant

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist 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


December 8, 2012

A heart transplant put him back in the race

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Every day, with every step: Transplant patient Dan Olson honors his heart donor with his life.

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Tags: 3782, 5252, 5324, 5335, 5417, cardiomyopathy, Dan Olson, Heart transplant, Mayo Clinic


December 7, 2012

Giving back after a successful stem cell transplant

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

After a successful stem cell transplant for stage 4 peripheral T-cell lymphoma, Wendy Hamilton turns her gratitude into action.

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Tags: 1036, 2146, 3740, 3981, 5234, 5335, 5417, Mayo Clinic, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Transplant Center, Wendy Hamilton


December 1, 2012

New technology makes heart transplant possible

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

By the time JoAnn Forster realized she’d had a heart attack, the damage was done. Then medical technology helped her bridge the gap to a new heart.

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Tags: 3782, 4661, 5324, 5417, Heart transplant, JoAnn Forster, Mayo Clinic, ventricular assist device


December 1, 2012

After successful kidney transplant, retiree is ‘Living the Dream’

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Kidney cancer threatened Bill Pearse’s life; a gift from his son gave it back.

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Tags: 2802, 3786, 5324, 5417, Bill Pearse, kidney cancer, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic


November 28, 2012

Coming full circle: Sharing a message of hope

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Ardell Lien sailed around the world powered by a heart and kidney transplanted at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: 3782, 3786, 5324, 5417, Ardell Lien, Dr. Brooks Edwards, Heart transplant, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic


November 25, 2012

Father, son travel 3,000 miles for a kidney transplant

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

When Noor Hosein learned that a kidney disorder threatened his son’s life, he traveled from Trinidad to Mayo Clinic for a lifesaving transplant.

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Tags: 3786, 5324, 5335, 5417, Hasan Hosein, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic, Noor Hosein


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