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    A father's gift to his son

    Father's Day will be extra-special this year for the Teeples family in La Crosse, Wisconsin. After spending much of his two years in a hospital bed with a rare kidney disease, toddler Easton Teeples has returned home from Mayo Clinic after a lifesaving transplant from dear old dad. https://youtu.be/G870m0WfMek It's a special bond between father and son. For Steve Teeples and his first child, Easton, it's extraordinary. Easton was diagnosed as a newborn with congenital…

  2. Daughter quits smoking to donate liver to her mom

    When she learned that a liver transplant could save her mom's life, April Wilson didn't hesitate to stop smoking and say yes to being a living donor. April Wilson smoked for 25 years and tried many times to quit, but nothing seemed to work. "I tried everything," April says. "I used every replacement therapy, Chantix, [...]

  3. After 165-day stay, transplant patient says 'I'm in the safest place I can be'

    George Caceres and Maria Cook George Caceres came to Mayo Clinic with advanced liver disease and stayed for more than five months, much of it during COVID-19 restrictions. His care team made him feel safe and cared for. George Caceres' smile is contagious. Just ask his Mayo Clinic care team, who came to know him [...]

  4. Chain of transplants gives gift of life to Minnesota teacher

    Amy Infanger had a rare kidney disease and a difficult path to transplant. A transplant chain involving 16 people across the country got her the match she needed and the chance to grow old with her family. Nearly 100,000 Americans are on a waiting list to receive a kidney transplant. For one Minnesota woman, finding a [...]

  5. Son's offer: 'You gave me two kidneys. The least I can do is give one back'

    Andrew Austin with Jean Austin-Danner Andrew Austin urged his mom to come to Mayo Clinic, where he works, for care for kidney disease. When he learned she needed a kidney transplant, he knew what he wanted to do. Jean Austin-Danner was in her 30s when she was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease, an inherited condition [...]

  6. Pat Lacy reflects on double lung transplant to treat pulmonary hypertension

    He was not the first person in his family to be diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, so Pat Lacy knew the warning signs and took them seriously. And he was determined to find an answer. Pat Lacy had just landed in Utah for a business conference when he noticed he was having trouble breathing. "When I [...]

  7. Breathing Easy After New Technology Offers a Path to Lung Transplant

    Chuck Boetsch's long journey to a successful lung transplant came to an end with a deep breath. That welcome breath was made possible by new technology that's making more lungs available for transplantation. Chuck Boetsch inhaled, drawing in a long breath for the first time in a long time. "My wife and two of my [...]

  8. Sweet Homecoming After Successful Heart and Kidney Transplants

    The road home was long for Laura Richardson as she battled through medical setbacks, and a protracted wait for a heart transplant and a kidney transplant. But when Laura finally returned healthy and happy to her beloved farm in Iowa, the reunion with friends and family was especially heartwarming. In Iowa, panoramic views of greenery, [...]

  9. Sparked by a Desire to Help Someone in Need, Kidney Chain Offers Life Renewed

    Emilia Haro and her mom, Emilia, with Raymond Heilman, M.D. Although they've never met, Carrie Fairchild and Emilia Haro are linked through the experience of being part of a chain of kidney transplants that Carrie started as an altruistic donor and Emilia benefitted from as a transplant recipient. Carrie Fairchild and Emilia Haro have never [...]

  10. After 'Just Surviving' on Dialysis, Canna Celebrates Life With a New Kidney

    Canna Caldwell endured a four-year wait for a new kidney. And for 2? of those years, she required dialysis four days a week -- a grueling experience that sapped her energy and narrowed her world. But then Canna got the call she had been waiting so long to receive, and a kidney transplant transformed her [...]

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July 29, 2021