Susan Karnes couldn't bear to watch her son get sicker and sicker. Her local caregivers said there was nothing more they could do. But then she brought him to Mayo, where doctors and researchers came together to administer a new genetic test developed by Mayo Clinic.
It showed Andrew's medicines were making him sick.
It's just one story in Mayo Clinic Magazine that shows how Mayo Clinic makes connections to provide hope and healing for patients.
Connections are also behind our drive to cure diabetes, which more and more researchers are saying is possible. Our effort unites physicians, institutions and a number of strategies, from mechanical implantation to bioengineered stem cells.
And connections are certainly in the stories of our benefactors, like Lawrence and Marilyn Matteson, who focus their lives on ensuring children with cancer have a better future, and Jack Long, a 14-year-old who connected his New Jersey community to raise more than $10,000 for congenital heart research.
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