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September 16, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Diversity in bone marrow transplantation gives gift of life to mom of five

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

Family is everything to Felicia Curtis. The mom of five from Gainesville, Florida, knew she had to fight when she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2017, when she was 20 weeks pregnant with her youngest child. Over the next several months, Felicia underwent several rounds of chemotherapy to fight the cancer. Her son was […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, Bone Marrow Transplant program, Cancer, diverse bone marrow donor, Dr. Ernesto Ayala, Felicia Curtis, MayoClinicFL, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, stem cell transplant


September 2, 2021 · Leave a Comment

“Divine design” gives multiple myeloma patient transplant, care at home

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

Ann Arneson describes her journey to Mayo Clinic as “divine design.” Ann — a retired teacher, a leader in her church and ministry, mother, grandmother, and line dance enthusiast — is Mayo Clinic’s first bone marrow transplant patient to recover at home thanks to the new advanced care at home program. “I know that people […]

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Tags: advanced care at home, Ann Arneson, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Vivek Roy, MayoClinicFL


August 23, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Comprehensive Cancer Care Leads to a Lifesaving Turn of Events

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Alonzo Chappell was a healthy guy. He had not so much as caught a cold for decades. That changed in a big way when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma — a diagnosis that led him to Mayo Clinic for an innovative and ultimately lifesaving form of cancer treatment.

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, CAR-T Cell Therapy Program, chemotherapy, Department of Oncology, Dr. Elizabeth A. Johnson, Dr. Mohamed Kharfan Dabaja, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma


June 6, 2017 · Leave a Comment

From Employee to Patient After Startling Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

After receiving a surprising diagnosis, Patty Brown navigated her multiple myeloma treatment with support, guidance and care from her Mayo Clinic team — and a few pancakes.

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, Dr. Keith Stewart, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, multiple myeloma


May 16, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Florida Chef Finds Expertise to Manage Rare Disease, Get His Life Back

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When 67-year-old Stefan Gyorkos of St. Augustine, Florida, noticed swelling in his feet several years ago, he didn’t think much of it. After all, as chef at a local golf and country club, he is on his feet for hours at a time. That seemingly innocent ailment, however, would eventually lead to a series of […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Sikander Ailawadhi, Florida Campus


February 19, 2016 · Leave a Comment

Many Hands Make Hopeful Work for Nielsen Boys

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

“There is something wrong” are words no expectant parent ever wants to hear. And for Ryan and Kathy Nielsen, they came just 20 weeks into Kathy’s first pregnancy. The couple was eagerly awaiting the arrival of their child and had been busy getting their home ready. Then, doctors diagnosed their unborn son, Aaron, with congenital […]

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Tags: Be the Match, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Shakila Khan, Neonatal Intensive Care, Transplant, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome


November 3, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Bone Marrow Transplant Is Answer for Mom of Seven Battling Aplastic Anemia

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

When her doctors suspected Kristen Soley had aplastic anemia, a rare condition in which the body stops making enough new blood cells, she says something told her to call Mayo Clinic. Aplastic anemia carries with it a high risk of infections and uncontrolled bleeding. It can develop at any age and can occur suddenly. In […]

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Tags: Aplastic Anemia, bone marrow transplant, Dr. David Rosenman, Dr. William Hogan, hematology


October 27, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Be the Match: It Could Save a Life, Like Christina’s

By Uma Thangaraj Uma Thangaraj (@uthangaraj)

Christina Woodside starts off the YouTube video that chronicles her health journey by saying, “My family is like every other average family in America.” Her story, however is anything but average. As part of an active family, Christina, along with her husband and their five children, enjoyed running, biking, fishing and snow sports. In 2013, […]

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Tags: Be the Match, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi, Leukemia, Marrow Donor Registry


August 13, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Leukemia Survivor Volunteers in a Unique Way to Help Fellow Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients

By Paul Scotti Paul Scotti (@pscotti)

Some people who overcome a life-threatening illness feel motivated to give something back to those who helped make their recovery possible. Charlie Willwerth, a 61-year-old leukemia survivor and bone marrow transplant recipient from St. Augustine, Florida, is taking steps to help bring life-saving stems cells to others in need of a bone marrow transplant. Two years […]

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Tags: Bone Marrow Donor, bone marrow transplant, Dr. James Foran, Leukemia, Mayo Clinic in Florida


June 20, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Patient with “Double Trouble” Diagnosis Finds Answers at Mayo Clinic

By Paul Scotti Paul Scotti (@pscotti)

Being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a serious blood cancer, is difficult enough to accept. But being told that you also have a rare hematologic condition called amyloidosis — a disorder that could prevent you from receiving the bone marrow transplant necessary to combat your myeloma — could put anyone’s strength to the test. Such was the case […]

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Tags: amyloidosis, BMT, bone marrow transplant, Dr. Taimur Sher, Kendall Schwindt, kidney, MayoClinicFL, multiple myeloma, nephrology, Patient Story


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