When Michael Rybak began to have trouble moving his arms, he feared his days of enjoying the outdoors may be over. But his team at Mayo Clinic was able to diagnosis and successfully treat his rare condition. Now he's back to doing what he loves.
Diagnosed with breast cancer, Kristin Ferguson needed chemotherapy after a mastectomy. Uneasy about losing her hair, she was relieved to be offered a way to keep her long locks intact with scalp cooling therapy.
For Jim Jones, the joy of his wedding day was multiplied by a much-anticipated phone call from Mayo Clinic. That same day, a lung had become available for a transplant, and the possibility of a healthy life ahead was within Jim's reach.
When Karter Malcomson was born, his care team knew it was likely he had a genetic disorder. But a clear diagnosis was elusive. That's when the functional genomics team at Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine went to work. And they didn't give up until they had an answer.
When Ryals Sexton was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening heart defect, his parents turned to a new research consortium that offers groundbreaking treatment for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Bob Christmas was allergic to the medication most likely to control his recurrent multiple myeloma. His Mayo Clinic team tackled that challenge by desensitizing Bob to the medication, putting him on the road to remission.
Gloria Hughes endured episodes of terrible pain for more than a decade before a chance meeting between her local physician and a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon finally paved the way for desperately needed relief.