• By Laurel Kelly

Sharing Mayo Clinic: “They told me that she was as sick as she could possibly get.”

January 5, 2020
Sharing Mayo Clinic patient Tabetha Cameron and her husband Matt

Tabetha and Matt Cameron live a quiet life. Partners since their teens, the Camerons spend their days enjoying familiar activities close to their northern Minnesota home. The couple cherishes their tranquil existence, especially since Tabetha underwent a harrowing medical trauma that nearly took her life.


On May 19, after Matt Cameron said goodbye to his wife, Tabetha, and she was whisked away by a Mayo Clinic air ambulance medical team, he wasn't sure if he'd see her alive again.

In the preceding hours, his wife of 12 years had suffered a complete physical breakdown, going from feeling flu-like symptoms to developing sepsis — a life-threatening condition that causes multiorgan failure. "I honestly didn't think she was going to make it," Matt says. "They told me that she was as sick as she could possibly get."

Read the rest of Tabetha's story.

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This article originally appeared on the Sharing Mayo Clinic blog.

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