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October 30th, 2015

Putting Kieran’s Heart Back Where it Belongs

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Caitlin Veitz never takes for granted just how special her daughter Kieran is. “She’s laid back, happy, wonderful,” Caitlin says. The circumstances around her birth, however, were not as serene. At her 20-week ultrasound, Caitlin learned her baby’s heart was not where it was supposed to be and that it had developed outside of the […]

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Tags: 3d printing, Cardiac surgery, Cardiology, Congenital heart defect, Dr Carl Rose, Dr Christopher Moir, Dr Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Ectopia Cordis, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Obstetrics, Pediatrics


December 3rd, 2013

Child’s play — at long last

By SMHNadmin mayoclinic

After heart surgery, Deshawn Corbin can run, jump and swim like a kid … for the first time Deshawn Corbin is just 15 years old. But he’s already experienced more life than most people many times his age. Deshawn was born with complex congenital heart disease that affected the way blood traveled through his body […]

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Tags: 1474, 5252, 5253, 5306, 5335, Cardiac surgery, Congenital Heart Disease, Dr. Ann Reed, Dr. Ben Eidem, Dr. Harold Burkhart, Fontan Procedure, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis


December 27th, 2012

Carter’s cranium remolding

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

For Carter Schlink cranium remolding — and the colorful helmet that makes it possible — are a great fit.

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Tags: 5302, 5306, 5335, Carter Schlink, Mayo Clinic, Occupational therapy, Pediatrics, Sherilyn Driscoll


November 23rd, 2012

Family gives up mashed potatoes in respect of toddler’s restrictive diet

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Shelby Birch’s whole family gave up mashed potatoes to help her with a diet that controls her seizures.

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Tags: 2589, 5306, 5335, Epilepsy, ketogenic diet, Mayo Clinic, Pediatrics, seizures, Shelby Birch


February 1st, 2012

Minnesota Twins’ Winter Caravan Visits Saint Marys Hospital

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

On Thursday, January 26, the Minnesota Twins’ 52nd annual Winter Caravan made a private stop at Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys Hospital. Players Joe Mauer and Danny Valencia, as well as radio broadcaster Cory Provus, attended the event, visiting patients at the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital. They signed baseballs and took photos with patients and […]

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Tags: Cory Provus, Danny Valencia, Joe Mauer, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital, Minnesota Twins, Pediatrics, rotationplasty, Saint Marys, Winter Caravan


August 25th, 2011

Finally Diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

After nine months of struggling with many dehabilitating symptoms and fighting for a diagnosis, Katie Mork came to Mayo Clinic in February of 2011. Within a half an hour, Dr. Marc Patterson diagnosed her with POTS. Listen to Katie’s testimony on the long struggle and the eventual relief upon receiving a diagnosis right away at […]

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Tags: 5306, 5335, Corrie Mork, Katie Mork, Marc Patterson, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, POTS


February 18th, 2011

A Miracle for Daniela

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Photo: Daniela, pictured top left, enjoys time with her brothers and sister at our home in Ecuador after her procedure at Mayo Clinic. Written by her parents, Juan and Victoria (Ecuador): My wife Victoria has always believed in miracles. I also believe in miracles, but I thought they only happened to somebody else, not us.  […]

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Tags: 2709, 5252, 5306, 5335, 5336, Allison Cabalka, Cardiology, Clínica Mayo, Daniela, Dr. Jack, Ecuador, Harold Burkhart


November 25th, 2010

Jacob Harpel’s Thanksgiving Story

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

Eight-year-old Jacob Harpel from Glencoe, Minn., was diagnosed with a plum-sized brain tumor the day before Thanksgiving last year. He had aggressive brain surgery at Mayo Clinic in August to remove the tumor; with the surgery he had a 50% chance of losing his peripheral vision on one side and a 50% chance of speech […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 5279, 5292, 5294, 5306, 5335, brain tumor, Dr. Wetjen, EEG, Neurosurgery


February 23rd, 2010

Hayley’s POTS Story: Getting Answers at Mayo Clinic

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

Editor’s Note: The following was written by Christine Lairmore of Lake Arrowhead, California. When our daughter, Hayley, turned 14 on March 8, 2009, we took her to Disneyland to celebrate. After a day full of riding rides and eating junk food, she woke up vomiting and kept vomiting all night long and all the next […]

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Tags: 5306, 5335, Patient Story, Pediatrics, POTS, POTS Syndrome


November 2nd, 2009

Grateful Family Says Mayo Clinic Care and Ketogenic Diet Brought Their Son Back To Them

By Elizabeth Rice elizabeth rice

Less than a year ago, four-year-old Max Irvine was having hundreds of seizures a day … he couldn’t walk, talk or chew his food. A previously healthy and active preschooler, Max has epilepsy. The Irvines were told by one epilepsy specialist that their son would become mentally incompetent from his seizures. Thankfully, they refused to […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5306, 5335, Dr. Elaine Wirrell, Epilepsy, Irvine, ketogenic diet, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, pediatric neurology, Pediatrics


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