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Arizona patient stories

Teamwork and Motivation Spur Recovery from Brachial Plexus Injury

A motor vehicle accident left Jennifer Tetler without the use of her left arm. But the comprehensive treatment plan developed by her Mayo Clinic care team, along with Jennifer's drive to recover as fully as possible, led to an excellent outcome. Jennifer Tetler tried to react, tried to get out of the way. "I had [...]

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Florida patient stories

Seeing Purpose in Sharing

If not for the help and healing Sandra Blue received at Mayo Clinic 10 years ago, she may be blind today. Filled with gratitude, Sandra continues to be moved to share her journey of how her sight was saved from a severe complication of rheumatoid arthritis. Ten years ago, Sandra Blue came within weeks of [...]

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Minnesota patient stories

Back to Pursuing Her Passions After Spine Surgery

Kathie Hanson went from being an active outdoor enthusiast to being unable to walk without assistance. But the care she received at Mayo Clinic has again allowed her to take part in the many activities that fill her life with joy. Swimming has been a huge part of Kathie Hanson's life. She was a lifeguard [...]

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Cancer patient stories

Finding Breast Cancer Sooner

Jan Jenswold wasn't concerned when she went in for her annual mammogram. Then the test picked up something suspicious, and a follow-up found that Jan had breast cancer. But the early diagnosis brought with it an optimistic prognosis. Today, with her cancer in the past, Jan now encourages others to make mammograms a priority. "I [...]

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Cardiovascular patient stories

Serving the Underserved in Bolivia

Two Mayo Clinic cardiologists are part of a medical team that provides badly needed care to people in one of South America's poorest countries. Michel Barsoum, M.B., Ch.B., and Andrew Calvin, M.D., are used to having ready access to the most up-to-date medical resources and equipment at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. [...]

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Transplant patient stories

The Match of a Lifetime

When Ed Waters needed a kidney transplant, his wife, Darlene, stepped up to be his donor. The couple was delighted to find that, just as in the rest of their married life, they were perfectly compatible. When Ed and Darlene Waters of Glenwood City, Wisconsin, got married 43 years ago, it seemed they were an [...]

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Neurosciences patient stories

Back to Pursuing Her Passions After Spine Surgery

Kathie Hanson went from being an active outdoor enthusiast to being unable to walk without assistance. But the care she received at Mayo Clinic has again allowed her to take part in the many activities that fill her life with joy. Swimming has been a huge part of Kathie Hanson's life. She was a lifeguard [...]

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Pediatric patient stories

Breathing Easier After Getting the Right Diagnosis

Diagnosed with asthma, 12-year-old Ben Anderson was plagued with a chronic cough. For more than two years, his mother searched for an explanation for her son's troubling symptoms until she found a Mayo Clinic physician who offered concrete answers. As a nurse and mother, Beth Anderson always felt something didn't add up when it came [...]

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