Minnesota patient stories

  1. Novel Stem Cell Treatment Means New Lease on Life

    As part of a pioneering clinical trial, Jared Ausnehmer had millions of stem cells injected into his heart to help treat a debilitating heart condition. That treatment has opened the door to renewed health for Jared. Halloween is an especially meaningful day for Jared Ausnehmer and his family. On Oct. 31, 2011, Jared's family saw [...]

  2. 'There Isn't Another Place in the World I Would Rather Crash'

    Carbon monoxide poisoning led to a plane crash that sent pilot Dan Bass to the hospital at Mayo Clinic. His doctors were able to treat his injuries and help him ?recover from the poisoning, thanks in part to hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The last thing Dan Bass remembers about his flight from Duluth, Minnesota, on Feb. [...]

  3. After a Serious Motorcycle Accident, Sue Bothun Is Back on the Road

    Sue Bothun is living life again and getting back to the work she loves after recovering from a devastating accident, with the help of her?orthopedic surgeons and Mayo Clinic's?back-to-work program. For more than half her life, Sue Bothun has been a motorcycle rider. To the Mayo Clinic?nurse, motorcycling is a way of life and a [...]

  4. Second Opinion at Mayo Clinic Changes a Nurse's Destiny

    Distressed by the news that she had an inoperable brain tumor, Jessica Kenser sought a second opinion and received life-altering treatment from Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons. December 2016 brought an end to an eight-day period in Jessica Kenser's life that was bookended by events both devastating and astounding. That span of days began with the news [...]

  5. Saving Grace: Finding Hope for a Seizure-Free Future

    After suffering her first epileptic seizure at just 10 days of age, Grace Chan required six separate brain surgeries as surgeons worked to remove the harmful tissue that was causing her seizures. Ten days after giving birth, Christina Chen, M.D., was feeding her newborn daughter, Grace, when the young child's arms and head suddenly began [...]

  6. A Sudden Detour for Heart Transplant, Then Back in Stride

    When Yasmin Mullings found out she needed a heart transplant, she wasn't sure she could go through with it. But with support and encouragement from her Mayo Clinic care team, Yasmin successfully navigated the transplant. Today, with a healthy heart, she's back to her active life. In 2015, Yasmin Mullings was relishing a fast-paced life. [...]

  7. Saving Dave Boyett?s Foot With the Help of a Pressure Chamber

    After a series of accidents led to increasingly serious foot wounds and infections, Dave Boyett was told he might have to have his right foot amputed. Staff at Mayo Clinic?s Hyperbaric and Altitude Medicine Program in Rochester, however, helped change that. Dave Boyett was just trying to be helpful when, on Labor Day weekend in [...]

  8. Saving Justin's Vision After a Harrowing Injury

    A horrific accident put Justin Mundt's vision in peril. But despite his severe injury, quick assessment and care at Mayo Clinic preserved Justin's sight.? During the summer of 2016, Justin Mundt was taking care of repairs around his house and fixing a garage door opener. The routine task took a dreadful turn when the tip [...]

  9. Robot-Assisted Heart Surgery and a Return to an Active Life

    Six years ago, increased fatigue led Matt Rohrer to Mayo Clinic, where doctors told him his heart?s mitral valve had a severe leak. Today, after robot-assisted heart surgery, Matt is back to enjoying his busy family lifestyle. Matt Rohrer has known since he was a teenager that he had a heart murmur. It's caused by [...]

  10. Flashback: 1939 ? Lou Gehrig Comes to Mayo Clinic

    Diagnosed with ALS in the 1930s, the famous baseball player Lou Gehrig not only got the answers he was seeking at Mayo Clinic, he left an enduring mark on the health care organization that still lingers today. They called him the "iron horse" and the "pride of the Yankees." But when baseball great Lou Gehrig [...]

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