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January 7, 2019

Heart Surgery Re-energizes Gymnast

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When she was diagnosed with a rare heart condition known as Ebstein anomaly, Dannika Mechtel came to Mayo Clinic for care. Surgery not only repaired her heart, it restored her vitality, so she can keep competing in the sport she loves.

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Tags: cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Ebstein anomaly, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


December 3, 2018

Hanna’s Lifesaving Liver Transplant

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When a local hospital was reluctant to list their daughter for the liver transplant she needed, Melinda Kohlmyer and her husband brought young Hanna to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion. There, Hanna got a second chance at life.

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Tags: Dr. Charles Rosen, Dr. Katryn Furuya, Liver Transplant Program, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric hepatology


October 22, 2018

Breathing Easier After Getting the Right Diagnosis

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Diagnosed with asthma, 12-year-old Ben Anderson was plagued with a chronic cough. For more than two years, his mother searched for an explanation for her son’s troubling symptoms until she found a Mayo Clinic physician who offered concrete answers.

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Tags: Asthma, Bronchiectasis, bronchoscopy, Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Dr. Nadir Demirel, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pulmonary Function Lab, Pulmonary Medicine, Tracheomalacia


July 26, 2018

Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds

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Time and again, 5-year-old Aaliya Lopez has pulled through life-threatening medical crises, and thanks to ongoing medical support, the future she faces now is as wide open as her smile.

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Tags: Dr. David Daniels, Dr. Shelagh Cofer, Head and neck surgery, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Neurology and Neurosurgery, otorhinolaryngology, Pediatric Cardiology, Tetralogy of Fallot


June 25, 2018

Exceeding Expectations With Early Diagnosis, Expert Care

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Affected by a rare genetic condition that can cause developmental delays, Vera Johnson is happy and thriving in the world her parents have built for her with support from her Mayo Clinic team.

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Tags: Dr. Deborah Renaud, Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo One, Mitochondrial Disease


May 23, 2018

Surgery to Remove a Cyst Inspires Melissa Webb’s Future

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When Melissa Webb had an unusual cyst in her throat surgically removed at the age of 6, she had no idea how much the experience would shape the years to come.

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Tags: Dr. Laura Orvidas, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, otorhinolaryngology


April 20, 2018

Going All Out to Ease a Young Patient’s Surgical Fears

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After 5-year-old Lauren Hoel underwent her third open-heart surgery in five years, she was, understandably, a little frightened of her postoperative care and recovery. Her care team at Mayo Clinic knew just what to do.

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Tags: atrial septal defect, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Allison Cabalka, Dr. Karen Myhre, Dr. Sameh Said, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Pediatric Cardiology, Transposition of the great arteries, Ventricular Septal Defect


April 6, 2018

Hospital Frequent Flyer Offers Insight to Others

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After years of medical care and multiple hospitalizations, William Bilicic decided to use his experience as a patient to offer valuable advice to other people navigating hospital stays.

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Tags: Dr Christopher Moir, Hirschsprung's disease, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital


February 20, 2018

Fetal Surgery Sets the Stage for a Healthy Birth

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Diagnosed with a life-threatening condition at 20 weeks gestation, Xavier Sorying underwent an innovative operation while in utero that helped him overcome his birth defect.

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Tags: Dr. Denise Klinkner, Dr. Rodrigo Ruano, Fetal Care Center, Fetal Diagnostic and Intervention Center, Fetal surgery, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, NICU, otorhinolaryngology, Pediatric surgery


October 30, 2017

Rough Beginnings, Now Running: 12-year-old’s Dream Comes True

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After a heart transplant and two months of cardiovascular rehabilitation, Mischa Melby has finally joined her classmates out on the playground.

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Tags: Cardiovascular health clinic, cardiovascular surgery, Dr. Joseph Dearani, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pediatric Heart Transplantation Program


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