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March 17, 2022

‘I have to run:’ Teenage cross-country star back on course after brain surgery

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

When Nolan Hemmen laces-up his running shoes these days, he can’t help but think how far he’s come since having brain surgery. It was November 2019, just a few weeks after Nolan turned 16 and got his driver’s licence, he noticed his arms going numb. “I would scratch my arm and not feel anything,” says […]

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Tags: Brain surgery, Chiari Malformation, Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Jacksonville, MayoClinicFL, Neurosurgery, Nolan Hemmens


March 27, 2012

Joey’s Hope – Part 4 of 4

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

Previously: “Joey’s Hope – Part 1 of 4”, “Joey’s Hope – Part 2 of 4”, and “Joey’s Hope – Part 3 of 4” …Because this was an exciting brand new medication the local news station interviewed Joel several times throughout the twelve week treatment period. The video clips of the news stories, where Joel and […]

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Tags: 1136, 5279, 5292, 5335, Brain surgery, Cancer, Joel Saunders, Joey, Kimberly Saunders, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, oncology


March 23, 2012

Joey’s Hope – Part 2 of 4

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

Previously: “Joey’s Hope – Part 1 of 4” …Joel was gone to surgery and then to recovery on Friday from about 6:30 a.m. until 4 or 5 p.m. He was moved to the ninth floor of the Mary Brigh building in ICU. Dr. Bledsoe talked with Kimberly and advised that the surgery went well. Although […]

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Tags: 1136, 5279, 5292, 5335, Brain surgery, Cancer, Dr. Bledsoe, Dr. Lachance, gamma-knife, Joel Saunders, Joey, Kimberly


November 2, 2011

Epilepsy, Brain Surgery and then, Seizure-Free

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

We scurried like mice across the street under the cover of darkness, hugging the side of the St. Mary building when we reached it to block the wind as it gusted at 22 below zero. The light from the entrance door called like a beacon, and when we reached it all I could do was […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5335, Brain surgery, EEG, Epilepsy, Erica Egge, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Surgery


September 10, 2009

Becoming an Employee after 35 Years as a Mayo Patient

By Lee Aase Lee Aase (@LeeAase)

Linda Rockey’s first experience at Mayo Clinic was in 1971, when her grandmother insisted that she come to Mayo Clinic for treatment of her worsening Crohn’s disease. “It was a week that just changed my life,” she says. Thirty years later Mayo neurosurgeon Dr. Fredric Meyer operated on Linda┬áto repair a double aneurysm in her […]

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Tags: Aneurysm, Brain surgery, Crohn's Disease, Employee Stories, Linda Rockey, Mayo Clinic, Patient Stories, Volunteer


June 16, 2009

Chloe’s Story: Brain Surgery for Movement Disorder

By Lee Aase Lee Aase (@LeeAase)

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


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