September 7th, 2017
Four years after receiving a life-saving transplant, Remy Marceau was devastated when his body rejected the new kidney. Today he’s using humor and hope to buoy his spirits as he waits for another transplant.
July 28th, 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.
July 17th, 2017
Thanks to a double-lung transplant at Mayo Clinic, Logan McCaskill is breathing easier and on her way to a healthier future.
July 5th, 2017
When Yasmin Mullings found out she needed a heart transplant, she wasn’t sure she could go through with it. But with support and encouragement from her Mayo Clinic care team, Yasmin successfully navigated the transplant. Today, with a healthy heart, she’s back to her active life.
March 13th, 2017
Kraig Gresham was 47 years old when he received his heart transplant, but his journey to that life-changing surgery began years earlier. Kraig was born with aortic stenosis — a birth defect that causes heart valves to narrow and obstruct blood flow. As a child he had heart problems as a result of his condition. […]
August 5th, 2016
When Tammy Bolerjack was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 18, she found herself frequently in and out of hospitals for treatments to help her breathe. Running 5K races and half-marathons certainly wasn’t something she envisioned in her future. Little did she know then that eventually a double lung transplant at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus would […]
August 13th, 2015
As an endurance athlete who has completed six Ironman triathlons and more than two dozen marathons, Michael Koetting does not fear physical challenges. So when he learned he could use his good health to help a stranger in need, he never hesitated.
October 21st, 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 […]
April 22nd, 2009
Nearly 100,000 men, women and children in the U.S. are on the national organ transplant waiting list awaiting a life saving transplant. About 100 new names are added to the list daily. On an average day, 77 people receive organ transplants in the U.S. But thousands more never get the call from their transplant center […]
February 23rd, 2009
Job description: Meet and write about the grateful patients who become benefactors of Mayo Clinic, their gifts and the researchers and physicians who use these gifts to move medicine forward. That’s my job – if you can call something as wonderful as that a job – as a writer for the Department of Development. But […]