Historias de nuestros pacientes: Arizona

  1. Arizona Family is 'Transplant Strong' for Son's Journey to Kidney Health

    When Kendon Holdaway found out he would need a kidney transplant, his close-knit family rallied around him. With his mother as his living donor, and his father and siblings stepping up to be caregivers, the transplant turned into a bonding experience that drew the family even closer. It's often said that parents will do anything [...]

  2. 'Trio of Angels' Provide Care and Comfort for Breast Cancer Patient

    Mary Ann McDonough, Traci Miller, Kim Dalke and Roxanne Lorans, M.D. Going through a medical evaluation after being diagnosed with breast cancer was a nerve-wracking experience for Traci Miller. But members of her Mayo Clinic care team quickly stepped up to calm her worries and ease her fear. It's been said that music soothes the [...]

  3. Happy to Give Back to Mayo Clinic After Battling Rare Autoimmune Disease

    Erin Ayub spent months in a medically induced coma as her Mayo Clinic care team worked to fight off a rare and dangerous form of encephalitis. Today, Erin has made a remarkable recovery, and now as a Mayo staff member, she's eagerly working to help further the mission of the health care organization that saved [...]

  4. Kidney Transplant is All in the Family

    Maesy Ramirez, Kelsey Ramirez-Macias, Sophia Remirez and Jose Ramirez. When Jose Ramirez learned his kidneys were failing and he needed a transplant, his sister Kelsey Ramirez-Macias immediately stepped forward to be his donor. With guidance from Mayo Clinic's Hispanic Transplant Program, the Ramirez family navigated the transplant process, and now Jose's health has been restored. [...]

  5. Reenergized After Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment for Painful, Debilitating Symptoms

    Margaret Parry is moving with ease around her Wyoming home and community these days. She has plenty of energy, she's excited about life and she feels good. It's a 180-degree difference from a year ago when an undiagnosed condition made each step she took a painful proposition. As far back as 67-year-old Margaret Parry can [...]

  6. From Tumor to Toddler: A Montana Man's Path to Fatherhood

    As a newlywed couple trying to have a baby, Derin and Sandra Gebhardt were anxious and worried when they failed to conceive. But Mayo Clinic surgeons provided new hope after successfully removing a tumor near Derin's brain that was the cause of their infertility and the root of his other health problems. When Derin and [...]

  7. Fighting Leukemia, Then Joining the Team

    When Nicklaus Lego was diagnosed with an aggressive blood and bone marrow cancer, he was told his chances of survival were slim. To beat the disease, Nic needed a bone marrow transplant and an expert medical team. At Mayo Clinic, Nic found both. And in the process, he discovered a new life's mission. As a [...]

  8. Moving Well and Feeling Good With Holistic Care

    Garret Choby, M.D., Linda Feges and Grant Hamilton III, M.D. For years, Linda Feges has relied on a multidisciplinary care team at Mayo Clinic to help her address symptoms related to movement disorders. Recently, that team also opened the door for Linda to receive treatment for an odd lump on her face. Now, the lump [...]

  9. Genetic Testing Reveals Answers During Long Medical Odyssey

    Debra, Kyle and Todd Christy After searching nearly three decades for an explanation to his challenging medical problems, whole-exome sequencing at Mayo Clinic finally provided the information Kyle Christy needed to better understand his condition and chart a way forward. At age 27, Kyle Christy has defied the odds. He was born with seemingly insurmountable [...]

  10. From Sadness to Smiles: Art Inspires Emotional Healing

    When Bill Hoffman arrived at Mayo Clinic's Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, he was so weak he could barely move. Not only was his strength gone, his happiness had disappeared, too. That began to change when Bill picked up a paintbrush and immersed himself in the creative process. Bill Hoffman, a retired neurosurgeon, never considered himself very [...]

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