December 1, 2021
As a chef, Melvin Austin was used to working odd hours. Soda, sweet tea, and chocolate cake kept him awake during graveyard shifts, along with a 2 a.m. snack. Melvin wasn’t too worried until one day in 2002, when he arrived at work out of breath. “I thought I was overworked, and I needed rest. […]
June 19, 2018
When Kelli Anderson first decided to get her odd symptoms evaluated, she thought she had something resembling the flu. She never dreamed doctors at Mayo Clinic would diagnose her with an uncommon disorder that was attacking her kidneys.
July 28, 2017
After waiting more than a decade for a kidney transplant and enduring a host of health challenges in the meantime, Jennifer Longoria finally received a new kidney, and a new opportunity for a healthy life, at Mayo Clinic.
October 21, 2013
Sunny and Bill Meadows moved from Arkansas to Minnesota to volunteer their time to help other patients. “We hope that by giving back in this way, we can express our appreciation for all Mayo Clinic has done for us,” they say. On the surface, Sunny and Bill Meadows’ move from Fayetteville, Ark., to […]
July 23, 2013
Chuck Jorud had lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years when his kidneys declared, “enough.” He started dialysis and was evaluated for a kidney transplant. “I had young kids at the time and decided that if I was going to have a transplant, I wanted the best,” says Chuck. That led him […]
August 31, 2012
When my husband and I found out we were going to have a baby, we were so excited. Little did we know of the journey baby Madison would take us on, and little did we know of the personal tragedy that would ensue following such a typically joyful time. Madison was a patient at St. […]
May 2, 2011
By Lynn Closway
It was the summer of 2008, and Nichole Rushton was primed and ready to run 26.2 miles – a marathon – something she had accomplished with relative ease twice before. At age 28, she well could have invented the concept of “multitasking,” keeping physically active, raising two kids and being a devoted wife to her husband, […]