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December 19, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Living Donors Help Family Members Battle Kidney Disease

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

Written by Jane Sullivan Horne When I received a kidney from my brother David 10 years ago at Mayo Clinic in Florida, little did I know that someday my only son would have to undergo the same life-saving procedure after suffering from the same rare kidney disease that has plagued my family for several generations. […]

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Tags: 3120, 3786, 5324, 5334, Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, FSGS, kidney transplant, MayoClinicFL, Transplant


November 25, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Identical Twins Share Genetic Makeup, and a Kidney

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

When Ernesto Boleaga learned that he needed a kidney transplant, the perfect donor, his identical twin brother, Jose Luis, was ready and willing to help. And because the Boleagas have the same genetic make-up, Ernesto’s body accepted Jose Luis’ kidney as its own. For most patients, however, an identical twin donor isn’t an option, and […]

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Tags: 3786, 5324, 5335, Dr. Mikel Prieto, kidney transplant, Living Donor, Patient Story, Regenerative Medicine, stem cell transplant, Transplant


November 20, 2013 · Leave a Comment

The Decision to Save a Stranger’s Life

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

A patient in need of transplant touches Dr. Phil Fischer’s heart and prompts him to explore living donation. As a result, a patient in need of a kidney lives on, enjoying her grandchildren, golfing and dancing.   The shortage of deceased donor organs has reached a crisis, with almost 120,000 people in need of a […]

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Tags: 3786, 5324, 5335, Dr. Phil Fischer, kidney transplant, Living Donor, Patient Story, Transplant


October 21, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Couple crosses country to help fellow patients

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

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 […]

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Tags: 1737, 3786, 5291, 5335, Charter House, dialysis, kidney, Lupus, organ donation, Transplant, Transplant House, Volunteer


September 11, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Woman Gives Kidney to Ailing Sister, Walks a 5K Two Weeks Later

By Mystery User

When Tammi Cummings learned that her sister, Terri McMillan, needed a kidney transplant after a 40-year history of diabetes finally took its toll on her health, she never hesitated for a second about the idea of providing one of her own kidneys. Cummings, 52, of West Melbourne, Fla., not only gave her sister a renewed […]

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Tags: 1139, 3786, 5324, 5334, diabetes, kidney transplant, Living Donor, Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoClinicFL, Transplant


August 7, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Florida Double Lung Transplant Recipients ‘Pay it Forward’

By Mystery User

When Richard Oppelt of Melbourne, Fla., became the first lung-transplant program patient at Mayo Clinic in Florida in June 2001, he never thought that 12 years later he’d be helping someone else with the same situation deal with his recovery. But that’s exactly what Oppelt did in Dec. 2012 when he heard John McGill, a friend of […]

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Tags: 3790, 5314, 5324, 5334, Florida, Gabriel House of Care, lung transplant, MayoClinicFL, pulmonary, Transplant


July 19, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Harmonica Helps Pulmonary and Lung-Transplant Patients Breath Easier

By Lauren Venoy Lauren Venoy (@LaurenVenoy)

After surviving two separate lung transplant procedures in 2005 and 2008, musician Larry Rawdon is sharing new ways of healing through music with other patients at Mayo Clinic in Florida. It was, after all, music that led him to Mayo Clinic and aided in his recovery after he was diagnosed in 2002 with idiopathic pulmonary […]

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Tags: 3790, 5254, 5314, 5324, 5334, cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, Cesar Keller, Florida, Harmonica, Larry Rawdon, lung transplant


July 11, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Anna’s Story: A Personal Approach to Cancer

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

At age 30, Anna Webster was a busy single mom juggling work and caring for her 11-year-old daughter. She didn’t have time to be sick. But after passing out one evening in the spring of 2009, she spent three days in a Jacksonville, Fla., emergency room while doctors tried to figure out what was wrong. […]

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Tags: 1841, 2250, 3719, 3793, 5157, 5275, 5279, 5324, 5334, 5417, anna webster, Cancer


February 19, 2013 · Leave a Comment

An Unexpected Miracle from Down the Hallway

By Anonymous5943 Anonymous5943 (@Anonymous5943)

Sometimes miracles happen when you least expect them. No one believes that more than Fleming Island, Florida resident Shirley Thompson, whose tale of how she received two new lungs while in a medically induced coma at Mayo Clinic hospital in Florida isn’t exactly the typical scenario. The 48-year old married, mother of two was first […]

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Tags: 3722, 3790, 4226, 5314, 5324, 5334, Cesar Keller, Florida, hysterectomy, lung transplant, MayoClinicFL, PAH


December 19, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Bone Marrow Transplant Saves Leukemia Patient – Max’s Story

By Susana Shephard Susana Shephard (@susanashephard)

At the age of eight, Max Harris overcame aplastic anemia, a condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood cells. Successful treatment led to his recovery and several years of good health. Years later, a visit to the dentist confirmed that his health had taken a serious turn for the worse. Severely […]

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Tags: 1136, 2779, 3640, 3719, 3981, 5279, 5333, acute myelogenous leukemia, Arizona, bone marrow transplant, Cancer, induction chemotherapy


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