• By Dana Sparks

Claire’s Story

December 4, 2014

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Claire had cancer … but she also had energy, enthusiasm, wisdom, grace and gratitude. Her tenacity and spirit lifted those who loved her. What she gave to others is immeasurable and what she’s still giving seems infinite. She especially wanted young people to know about melanoma. This is Claire’s journey  — Claire’s message — Claire’s story. [TRT 9:45]

Journalists: A broadcast quality video package is available in the downloads. Click here for the transcript.

This is a special report produced for the Mayo Clinic 150th Anniversary Collection of Stories. To view other stories and learn about Mayo Clinic's sesquicentennial, please click here.  


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To make a donation to research in memory of Claire, please visit the Stay Out of the Sun Foundation 


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