Florida patient stories

  1. 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 [...]

  2. Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery Restores Active Lifestyle for Mini Kincaid

    ? Over time, knee pain began to severely limit Mini Kincaid's enjoyment of the activities she loved. But with robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery at Mayo Clinic, Mini is ready to get back in action. Herminia "Mini" Kincaid has been active her entire life ? running, skiing and playing everything from soccer to golf to tennis. [...]

  3. Expert Stroke Care has Allen Witcher Walking, Cooking and Dancing Again

    After a stroke, Allen Witcher required complex surgery, followed by months of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Thanks to that comprehensive treatment, Allen now relishes each new day he has to enjoy. Married for 54 years, Allen and Betsy Witcher like being active together. They particularly enjoy ballroom dancing and going for daily walks. But it [...]

  4. Working in Harmony to Keep a Musician Singing

    When Becky Loar injured her voice, she was alarmed by the prospect of not being able to sing. But her care team at Mayo Clinic provided Becky with the treatment she needed to hit the high notes once again. When Becky Loar entered a recording studio in July 2016, it was the culmination of a [...]

  5. 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 [...]

  6. From History Teacher to Heart Health Advocate

    As a 37-year-old with no major medical problems, Collin Markum was shocked to learn he had a rare cardiac condition. Now after successful surgery and rehabilitation, Collin is working to help fund research and promote heart health. By Collin Markum It was early October 2016, and I was standing in front of my 11th??grade United [...]

  7. From Walking With a Cane to Biking 100 Miles After Knee Replacement

    Pain was Julie Frisby's constant companion after a series of injuries damaged her knee and spine. Knee replacement surgery at Mayo Clinic provided the relief she needed to resume an active life. Before her total knee replacement surgery in February 2017, Julie Frisby was in excruciating pain from a series of injuries. The Ponte Vedra, [...]

  8. Random Chat With a Stranger Leads to a Second Chance at Life

    ? When John Branson struck up a conversation with Edgar Roberts, the two had no way of knowing their chance meeting would motivate John to become Edgar's kidney donor. But that's exactly what happened. Today, Edgar is enjoying renewed health, thanks to John's generosity. John Branson has saved many a life during his 28 years [...]

  9. Better Communication Paves the Way for Dramatic Change in Carolyn Ostrout's Health

    Plagued by symptoms of cirrhosis and unclear communication, Carolyn Ostrout found her health was failing. But a visit to Mayo Clinic that included working with an American Sign Language interpreter led the way to a liver transplant and dramatic improvement in her health.? February 2017 was a big month for Carolyn and Bruce Ostrout. The [...]

  10. Therapist Celebrates 10 Years of Vitality After Surgery for a Rare Brain Tumor

    In July 2017, Sally Kirilloff marked a decade since her care team at Mayo Clinic successfully removed a large, rare brain tumor, enabling her to continue enjoying her work, her hobbies and her family. For Sally Kirilloff, July 5 is a day to celebrate. "That day means another chance," says Sally, who this year marks [...]

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