Sharing Mayo Clinic

Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff

Items Tagged ‘Liver Transplant’

November 22, 2016

Sharing Part of His Liver, Brother-in-Law Offers Something Greater: A Future

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Isaac Jackson was living a peaceful life, with a large, loving family, a successful law practice, and lifelong friends, when in early 2014, his life changed dramatically. In January, Isaac began feeling sick whenever he ate. A visit to his primary care doctor in his hometown of Eugene, Oregon, led to an initial diagnosis of gallstones. […]

View full entry

Tags: Dr. Julie Heimbach, Liver Transplant, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis


September 24, 2016

Liver Transplant Allows Young Father to Be There for His Family

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Bryan Duncan didn’t think twice about the lab tests he had as part of a routine medical checkup in the fall of 2014. A 29-year-old father of two small children, Bryan led a busy life, didn’t have any health problems, and felt fine. When the test results came back, though, they showed enzyme levels in […]

View full entry

Tags: Dr. Nicholas LaRusso, Gastroenterology, hepatology, Liver Transplant, Living Donor Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis


June 28, 2016

After a Long, Long Wait, a Transplant, Gratitude and Goodbyes

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

When Randy Marlow checked into Mayo Clinic Hospital’s Saint Marys Campus, he knew his hospital stay would be lengthy. He just wasn’t expecting it to last one year, seven months and 21 days. As someone who needed dual heart and liver transplants, Randy knew the probability of two suitable donor organs becoming available at the […]

View full entry

Tags: Heart transplant, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


February 29, 2016

Professional Outdoorsman Lives Life to the Fullest After Liver Transplant

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Being diagnosed with bile duct cancer that eventually necessitated a liver transplant wasn’t enough to keep Steve Woodford down for long. A South African native living in Utah, Steve is professional skydiving instructor, backpacker and canyon guide in Zion National Park. He has always lived on the edge with his active outdoors lifestyle. Getting sick […]

View full entry

Tags: Bile Duct Cancer, breast cancer, Florida Campus, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


December 10, 2015

Complementary Medicine Provides Healing Touch for Patient in Final Days

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

Marilyn and David Weissing, both Mayo Clinic employees, knew something was wrong when their 19-year-old son, Karl, asked to be taken to the hospital one summer evening in 2014. Karl, always healthy and active, rarely complained about anything. So David immediately drove him to the Emergency Department at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus. Karl, a beekeeper, […]

View full entry

Tags: Accupressure, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Hepatitis A, Histiocytic Sarcoma, Liver Transplant, Massage Therapy, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


June 4, 2015

Transplant Change-Up Gives Courtney a Second Chance

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

Courtney Kidd is working hard to raise organ donor awareness after a new approach to double-organ transplant saved her life. Born with five congenital heart defects and suffering through several medical complications, Courtney needed both a new heart and a new liver. Previous surgeries at ages 2, 6, 12 and then again at 22, and […]

View full entry

Tags: Congenital heart defect, Heart transplant, Liver Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center


February 20, 2015

World Record Skydiver Credits ‘Sam’ for the Ability to Live Life at 100 mph

By Paul Scotti Paul Scotti

He’s a former Green Beret who served in Somalia. He’s a record-holding skydiver with several thousand jumps under his belt since he began leaping out of airplanes at age 18. And he’s a liver transplant recipient, who affectionately refers to his transplanted organ as “Sam.” Kim Dobson, 63, of Oveido, Florida, is the definition of someone […]

View full entry

Tags: Florida Campus, hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, transplantation


January 27, 2015

Surviving Hepatitis C — A Patient’s Journey Through Two Liver Transplants

By Paul Scotti Paul Scotti

  For most organ transplant recipients, receiving the “gift of life” is a one-time experience. But for Nellie Betancourt, battling the hepatitis C virus that had been in hiding in her body for years required another “second chance at life,” thanks to a second generous donor and a new generation of anti-viral drugs. Betancourt, a […]

View full entry

Tags: Florida Campus, Liver Transplant, Transplant


April 23, 2014

‘Giving Back, Like My Donor Did for Me’

By Paul Scotti Paul Scotti

After 35 years on the road as a video technician for the CBS network covering major sporting events including the Super Bowl, the Olympics, SEC football, the Masters Golf Tournament, and the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, Brooklyn native Robert Duffy was living a very active and busy life that kept him on the road about […]

View full entry

Tags: Hepatitis, kidney transplant, Liver Transplant, MayoClinicFL, Transplant


March 26, 2014

Patient Honors Her Liver Donor and Faith in New Book

By Paul Scotti Paul Scotti

Hildred “Peggy” Lyons’ first signs of liver problems occurred back in 1968, around the time of her son’s birth, when her physician noticed she had elevated liver enzymes. An otherwise healthy woman who worked and also volunteered as a fitness instructor at her church teaching several classes a day to both adults and children, Lyons […]

View full entry

Tags: Florida, Liver Transplant, MayoClinicFL, Transplant, transplantation


Contact Us · Privacy Policy