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March 19, 2012

From Wheelchair to Rock-Climbing in 3 weeks!

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Having gone to several doctors elsewhere without receiving answers, this previously athletic student, Nick, and his mom, Becky, arrived to Mayo Clinic. They were exhausted. Nick was bundled up in many layers and in a wheelchair. Five minutes into his first appointment, Dr. Phil Fischer diagnosed Nick with POTS and Autonomic Dysfunction. He started the three-week Pediatric Pain […]

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Tags: 5273, 5292, 5307, 5335, Autonomic Dysfunction, Becky, Dr. Barbara Bruce, Nick, Pain, pediatric, Phil Fischer, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome


August 16, 2011

Beads of Courage

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

We are proud to say that the Pediatric Oncology Nurses/Nurse Practitioners implemented the Beads of Courage Program at Mayo Clinic using money received from the Kids Cup in 2008.  The program is a resilience-based intervention designed to support and strengthen children and families dealing with a serious illness.  The children tell their story of treatment […]

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Tags: 1136, 5306, 5335, Beads of Courage, Cancer, Donna Betcher, Julia Gourde, Leukemia, Mayo Clinic, oncology, pediatric


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