Suffering from a major injury is no easy feat, but when it happens twice – ouch! That was reality for Stuart Baker. Stuart began his career as a flight attendant and eventually became a pilot for a major airline. But at age 40, Stuart had torn his rotator cuff twice, grounding his ability to fly. His first injury came in the early 1990s and required immediate surgery. Two years later, he suffered the second rotator cuff tear after dealing with an unruly passenger on his flight. Given the extent of his injuries, Stuart needed to see a doctor and consulted Mayo Clinic. He needed another surgery, but thanks to the team at Mayo, as well as Stuart’s persistence, determination and physical therapy, he was able to regain 100% mobility and function in his left arm. Read more about Stuart and his life now from Sharing Mayo Clinic.