June 2, 2022
Some personality traits are inherited. A child may be introverted, agreeable or meticulous like a parent. Other traits are learned, such as mannerisms, speech patterns and resilience during adversity. Resilience and strength are traits that Rae Reekie and Amy White have in common. This mother and daughter duo also live on the same street in […]
May 19, 2022
By Joel Streed
Belinda Purdy isn’t the type of person who enjoys sitting on the sidelines. She and her family love to travel, swim, eat out and spend time outdoors. She’s used to being on her feet all day and loves to walk 3 or 4 miles per day. But in spring 2020, Belinda felt like she was […]
January 6, 2022
It was the first week of the football season at Waseca (Minnesota) High and Coach Brad Wendland was anticipating celebrating a 27–13 win against St. Peter with his team — not a near-death experience. As the clock ticked down the final minute, Brad felt lightheaded. Then he collapsed in a heap on the sidelines with […]
December 30, 2021
By Joel Streed
What do you do after surviving an extraordinary health crisis? Steve Knutson celebrated his new lease on life with a bilateral hip replacement at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Steve’s medical journey started on a typical workday in early March 2020. He and seven other colleagues came down with flu-like symptoms and felt […]
July 29, 2021
Julie Berg’s life revolves around three things: family, friends and faith. The 79-year-old has a large extended family that enjoys celebrating large and small milestones together, and she has a wide network of close-knit friends across two states. Through it all, her strong Catholic faith has been the foundation of her life. When Julie’s health […]
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October 25, 2019
Linda Schweikert’s eyesight took a turn for the worse overnight. But thanks to an expert team working across organizations, Linda got the vital treatment she needed in time.
June 12, 2019
Severe digestive issues had disrupted Lynda Rassbach’s daily life and forced her to miss out on meaningful events with her family. After a series of confusing diagnoses, she turned to Mayo Clinic, where she received answers and treatment that restored her freedom.
May 31, 2019
On a summer evening in July 2018, Dan Boswell was hit by a stroke. His wife’s quick action to summon emergency help likely saved his life. Today, with the help of his Mayo Clinic team, Dan is doing all he can to recover from the stroke and meet his goal of returning to work.
April 12, 2019
A suspicious finding during a routine physical led to a diagnosis of coronary artery disease for Mark Guthrie. Heart surgery quickly followed, and now the longtime track and field coach is back to work and feeling great.
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January 28, 2019
Heart problems were wearing down Pat Rozeske and sapping her strength. But cardiac surgery and rehabilitation have renewed her energy and put her on the path to better health.