Imagine having a child born with half a functioning heart and listening to doctors say letting the child pass away is a very real option — then fighting for 22 years to keep that child alive, only to hear again that there were no options when he became sick.
As you'll read in this issue of Mayo Clinic Magazine, the Ausnehmer family refused to give up hope and found Mayo Clinic through its unique Regenerative Medicine Consult Service. Today, their child is alive and active and has hope for new treatments should he become sick again.
It's just one story of how Mayo Clinic is already molding the future of health care. Another story shows how Mayo Clinic scientists are literally going to the top of the world, at great peril and discomfort to themselves, to conduct research only possible in this inhospitable environment. And you'll understand how doctors work with teams all over the country, including NASA scientists, to change the trajectory of disease.
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