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August 28, 2019

Kindhearted Kid Perseveres Through Multiple Heart Surgeries

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Although 3-year-old Matthew Makela and his family have already been forced to deal with a host of serious medical concerns during the young boy’s life, they navigate it all with grace and gratitude.

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Tags: Congenital heart defects, Dr. Karen Myhre, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Tetralogy of Fallot


August 26, 2019

Advanced Surgery Corrects Rare Birth Defect for Two Brothers

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When a rare disorder was identified in the Doyles’ eldest son, they chose the experts at Mayo Clinic to treat and manage his condition. Two years later, when the same disorder appeared in their second child, they didn’t think twice about where to take him for care.

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Tags: craniosynostosis, Dr. Edward Ahn, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Neurosurgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


June 14, 2019

Seeing Dramatic Results After a Frightening Eye Injury

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When one of his eyes was severely injured, Leo Druliner’s parents were worried that, due to the trauma, their toddler might never regain his vision in that eye. But a team of Mayo Clinic specialists went to work to repair the damage, and now Leo’s on the road to a successful recovery.

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Tags: Dr. Erick Bothun, Dr. Jenny Wang, Dr. Sanjay Patel, Dr. Timothy Olsen, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


June 3, 2019

Special Delivery for the Nardinger Family

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When Holly Nardinger went into labor weeks before her due date, Holly’s health care providers in Red Wing, Minnesota, teamed up with a Mayo Clinic neonatologist 50 miles away to ensure baby Clara’s safe arrival.

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Tags: Dr. Sarah Helm, Dr. William Carey, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Teleneonatology Program, The BirthPlace


March 4, 2019

Cochlear Implants Open a New World for Aida

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When Melinda and Matt Little found out their baby girl, Aida, was deaf, they wanted to do everything they could to enable her to hear. A multidisciplinary team at Mayo Clinic helped them achieve that goal.

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Tags: Audiology team, cochlear implant, Dr. Lisa Schimmenti, Dr. Matthew Carlson, Hearing Loss, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Waardenburg syndrome


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


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