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Arizona patient stories

2 Teams, 1 Mission: Defeat Breast Cancer

Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, Elena Blevins worked with providers at Phoenix Indian Medical Center and Mayo Clinic through a collaboration that provides patients with comprehensive cancer care. Elena Blevins spends much of her time caring for others. Her career as an aide takes her into the homes of elderly individuals, where [...]

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Florida 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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Minnesota patient stories

Offering Support Through Comforting Touch

Using the power of touch, more than 100 Caring Hands volunteers provide hand massages to ease stress and provide comfort to patients and caregivers across Mayo Clinic. One of Linda Bonow's favorite quotes is, "We can do no great things, only small things with great love." She is reminded of that saying each time she [...]

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Cancer patient stories

A Sister's Love Saves A Life

As a lifelong smoker, Sue Franken had resigned herself to the unhealthy habit. But that changed when Sue followed through on a promise she made to her sister. Toward the end of her 47-year relationship with cigarettes, Sue Franken hated them. She feared being stigmatized by her co-workers and neighbors, so she hid her smoking. [...]

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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

Kidney Transplant Opens the Door to Lanell Johnson's Next Adventure

Lanell Johnson's path to a kidney transplant wasn't easy. But now that she's received a new kidney and is enjoying a return to good health, Lanell and her husband are eager to move forward. Lanell Johnson takes pride in what she calls her battle scars ? the result of her long journey to a successful [...]

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Neurosciences patient stories

Exceeding Expectations With Early Diagnosis, Expert Care

Affected by a rare genetic condition that can cause developmental delays, Vera Johnson is happy and thriving in the world her parents have built for her with support from her Mayo Clinic team. For 4-year-old Vera Johnson and her parents, the simple things in life bring the most joy: swinging in the backyard, digging in [...]

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Pediatric patient stories

Exceeding Expectations With Early Diagnosis, Expert Care

Affected by a rare genetic condition that can cause developmental delays, Vera Johnson is happy and thriving in the world her parents have built for her with support from her Mayo Clinic team. For 4-year-old Vera Johnson and her parents, the simple things in life bring the most joy: swinging in the backyard, digging in [...]

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