Patient stories

  1. Back to Nature After Specialized Care for a Disabling Condition

    When Michael Rybak began to have trouble moving his arms, he feared his days of enjoying the outdoors may be over. But his team at Mayo Clinic was able to diagnosis and successfully treat his rare condition. Now he's back to doing what he loves. Michael Rybak is an avid photographer, kayaker, scuba diver and [...]

  2. Diagnosis and Treatment for a Rare Disease Brings Back Trish Byrd?s Hearing and Optimism

    In spring 2016, Trish Byrd went deaf. And no one knew why. With constant ear pain and unable to hear, Trish saw seven different doctors in her home state of New Mexico. After months of treatment, there was no improvement in her symptoms. ?I kept asking, ?What?s wrong with me??? Trish says. ?None of my [...]

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