• By Laurel J. Kelly

In the Loop: New lungs help Tim see Mayo through new eyes

October 30, 2018

In the Loop patient Tim Fairclough and his wife KariTim Fairclough lay in a bed at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus, watching a happy reunion between a recent lung-transplant patient and the staff who'd cared for him before surgery. Just a day earlier, Tim had been admitted to the hospital to wait for a lung transplant himself. He didn't know when — or if — compatible lungs would become available. As he watched the joyous celebration outside his room, Tim wondered, Will that ever be me? As if she could hear his thoughts, one of Tim's nurses, Mary, whispered to him: "We'll get you there, too."

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This story originally appeared on the In the Loop blog.

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