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Arizona patient stories

Teen Navigates Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome With the Help of Clinical Genomics

After years of dealing with mysterious symptoms, Nicole Rickert was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Now she's working with her team at Mayo Clinic to get the care she needs to move forward into a healthy future. Nicole Rickert was only 13, and an active member of her junior high drill and dance teams in Dallas, [...]

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Florida patient stories

Ankle Surgery Gives Swimmer Another Chance to Pursue Her Dreams

Frustrated by ongoing pain, Lexi Riley considered giving up on swimming ? a sport she loves. But ankle surgery at Mayo Clinic solved the problem, and now Lexi is thrilled to be back in the pool. Swimming means the world to Alexis "Lexi" Riley. But when an ankle injury left her with significant ongoing pain [...]

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Minnesota patient stories

Living-Donor Kidney Transplant Cements Brothers' Bond

Always close growing up, a successful kidney donation and transplant strengthened the connection between siblings Jim Von Holtum and Greg Vaske. Jim Von Holtum is the third-youngest child, and the youngest boy, in a mixed family of eight brothers and sisters. His half-brother Greg Vaske was already 13 years old when his baby brother was [...]

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Cancer patient stories

Effective Treatment for Advanced Breast Cancer Calls for Customized Care

Thirty-five-year old mother of three is amazed to find her cancer in remission thanks to her Mayo Clinic team's knowledge and individualized care. Amy Conlon arrived at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus in August 2016 without much hope. The 35-year-old breast cancer patient and mother of three envisioned a grim future for herself. She imagined that [...]

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Cardiovascular patient stories

Comprehensive Care Offers Virginia Man a Path to Transplant

When congestive heart failure led to the need for a heart transplant, Vincent Arnold turned to Mayo Clinic. The care he received took all his medical concerns into account, providing him a way to return to better health. It's been almost four years since Vincent Arnold began feeling winded and feeling like his heart was [...]

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Transplant patient stories

Living-Donor Kidney Transplant Cements Brothers' Bond

Always close growing up, a successful kidney donation and transplant strengthened the connection between siblings Jim Von Holtum and Greg Vaske. Jim Von Holtum is the third-youngest child, and the youngest boy, in a mixed family of eight brothers and sisters. His half-brother Greg Vaske was already 13 years old when his baby brother was [...]

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Neurosciences patient stories

Outdoors Enthusiast Uses Exercise to Curb Early Onset Parkinson's Disease

? Mountain biker, hiker and skier Robert Berlin, M.D., was just 53 when he began experiencing symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Today, thanks to health care tailored to his lifestyle, he remains active and optimistic. Dr. Robert Berlin can tick off a nearly 50-mile bicycle ride in a single afternoon. He can climb a 1600-foot-mountain and [...]

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Pediatric patient stories

From Surviving to Thriving, Thanks to the Pain Rehabilitation Center

Marissa Koscielski's back injuries led to chronic pain that eventually forced her into a wheelchair. Participating in Mayo Clinic's pediatric pain rehabilitation program helped her overcome the pain and put her back on her feet. Marissa Koscielski leaped into the air on the steps of the Golden Dome at the University of Notre Dame. In [...]

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