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Miracle-Child Luis

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First steps. First words. First birthday. First day of school. Kids have many firsts. Very few have first…tumor. “Doctors said I wouldn’t walk again…” said Luis. “…if I lived.” His father, Hector, emigrated from Puerto Rico and lived in Chicago.…

Curious Case of Camilla

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Spacing out. Drooling. Odd facial movements. It wasn’t normal, but it wasn’t super concerning. Until it was. “We started noticing seizures—very focal seizures,” said Lindsey, Camilla’s mom. “The first thing I did was call Mayo Clinic—it is the best hospital…

Remi’s Life-Saving Scan

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Remi is a thriving one-year-old who Katelyn and Casey cannot imagine life without and, if not for an ultrasound, she may not be here. Katelyn, an OB/GYN ultrasonographer for Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire, sat silent in stunned disbelief as…

Nolan’s 38 Weeks

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Nolan is very energetic. He is happy, go-lucky. He is a jokester. But suddenly…Nolan wasn’t being himself. He was quiet. He was moody. He had night sweats. He had a headache. He was constipated. He was vomiting. Was it a…

Braylon’s Battle

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More than five years ago, Chase’s wife, Jenny, was airlifted to Mayo Clinic’s Methodist Hospital in Rochester—she was in premature labor. Ready or not…their son was on his way. And he was seven weeks early. Braylon was born, but there…

Record-Setting Elena

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Megan and Jon were told it would be at least six to 12 weeks before they would be able to take their daughter home from the hospital. But Elena had other ideas. “Elena is doing very well,” said Megan. “Nurses…

Sadie’s Smile

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Ever since Sadie was a baby, she had respiratory issues related to swallowing difficulties. But, because of the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota…she never stopped smiling. “Sadie is excited when we leave for Rochester,” said Sherry, Sadie’s mom. “Because…

You Can’t Spell Special Without P

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As Mandy looked at her son, Preston, she said, “P is just special…all the way around.” “Preston came into the world 10 days early—with the biggest brown eyes—and stole everyone’s heart,” Mandy said. “He’s the sweetest little boy, but tough…

Greyson’s Waiting Game

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We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Reeanne and Ridge, family and friends, as 21-month-old Greyson passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at the Belcourt Hospital in Belcourt, N.D. His life was far too short, but his…