• Cancer Patient Stories

    Of Feathers and “Angels”

nashwauk-to-rochesterHelen Buescher was diagnosed with leukemia in 2006. Since then, she has traveled several times from her home in northern Minnesota to Mayo Clinic in Rochester for tests, appointments and chemotherapy infusions. Between her Mayo Clinic appointments, Helen receives treatment closer to home, in Grand Rapids, Minn.

Last Friday, during one of those infusions, Helen shared memories of her meaningful relationships with the nursing staff on Gonda East 10 and with her hematologist, Ruben Mesa, M.D.

If you would like to share your story, you may do so by leaving a comment below or by writing on the wall of Mayo Clinic's Facebook page. You also can tell it via video as Helen did, either by uploading your own video or with staff assistance when you're visiting Mayo. Make arrangements in advance by email, or call from a Mayo campus phone.

  • In Florida, call 3-2299;
  • In Rochester, call 4-5005;
  • In Arizona, call 1-4222.
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