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Arizona patient stories

A New Kidney With a Little Help From His Friends

When Fred Anderson needed a new kidney, he didn't have to look far to find eager donors. His friends Jim Ross and Ted Schreiber both stepped forward. Although Jim ended up being the donor, all three banded together to ensure the transplant journey included plenty of support and camaraderie. Fred Anderson of Great Falls, Montana, [...]

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Florida patient stories

Embracing Family Life After Overcoming a Rare Disorder

Brittany Kale was plagued with nagging symptoms: weight gain, a swollen face, high blood pressure. She also had been trying, unsuccessfully, to get pregnant for years. She finally found relief at Mayo Clinic, where she was diagnosed and treated for Cushing disease. That made it possible for her to start a family and feel healthy [...]

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Minnesota patient stories

Handily Moving Forward After Devastating Injury

When Kennedy Folkedahl's hand was cut off during a construction accident, the young man thought life as he knew it was over. But thanks to the support of his Mayo Clinic care team and years of physical therapy, Kennedy is embracing an alternate future with enthusiasm and appreciation. When Kennedy Folkedahl completely severed his left [...]

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Cancer patient stories

3D Modeling Powers Innovation in Patient Care

Thanks to a titanium implant constructed with 3D modeling technology, Isaac Garcia has moved past his diagnosis of bone cancer and is back to enjoying an active life with his family. Isaac Garcia wakes up each morning looking forward to jumping dirt hills on his mountain bike with his son. But it wasn't that long [...]

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Cardiovascular patient stories

A Personalized Approach to Heart Health

Heather Lister knew she had an abnormal heart valve. What she didn't know was that this defect put her at risk for a much more serious problem. But her Mayo Clinic care team gave her the information she needed to make a decision on the best way forward. When she was born, Heather Lister had [...]

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Transplant patient stories

Handily Moving Forward After Devastating Injury

When Kennedy Folkedahl's hand was cut off during a construction accident, the young man thought life as he knew it was over. But thanks to the support of his Mayo Clinic care team and years of physical therapy, Kennedy is embracing an alternate future with enthusiasm and appreciation. When Kennedy Folkedahl completely severed his left [...]

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Neurosciences patient stories

Getting Bob Back on His Feet

Diagnosis and treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus for Robert Richter meant the difference between being confined to a wheelchair and being able to actively enjoy his life. Members of Robert Richter's extended family were excited to see him on his feet and walking unassisted at the annual family picnic in early August. "They went through [...]

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Pediatric patient stories

All in the Family: Pulling Together to Help a Young Girl Heal

Working with their Mayo health care provider in Family Medicine, Hazel Sargent's family is tackling the preschooler's diagnosis of celiac disease head-on. For most of her young life, 3-year-old Hazel Sargent of Garden City, Minnesota, had tummy troubles. She was frequently constipated and never a big eater. Then one day in the spring of 2017, [...]

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