Patient stories

  1. Beating the Odds Against a Deadly Cancer

    Laughing often, listening to his physicians and receiving monthly chemotherapy have helped Clyde Erickson thrive while dealing with acute myelogenous leukemia. Clyde Erickson didn't exactly look death in the face and laugh. But laughter is one of the tools he has used to stay upbeat and mentally healthy for six years, despite having a blood [...]

  2. Cancer Care Inspires Kim DeBolt to Join the Mayo Clinic Team

    It was a quiet, rainy morning in 2002 at the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, Minnesota. Kim DeBolt was staying at the hospitality house while recovering from a stem cell transplant at Mayo Clinic to treat acute myelogenous leukemia. Family members were often with her at the house, but Kim was alone that [...]

  3. Remembrance Events at Mayo Clinic Give Family Time to Reflect and Share

    Carol Mannell remembers her younger sister, Kathy VanHulle, as a woman who loved meeting new people and having fun. Carol recalls how, despite being in the midst of receiving care for a serious illness when she was at Mayo Clinic, Kathy would take time to strike up conversations with people sitting next to her in [...]

Sept. 12, 2015