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Tue, Sep 26 9:44am · #MonthlyMission: Your Hope & Healing

Last month, we launched a new campaign that brings to life the Mayo Clinic mission of inspiring hope. The campaign features real Mayo Clinic patients’ stories of hope and healing, including:

  • Grace, a 6-year-old epilepsy patient who had multiple brain surgeries and is now thriving and just being a kid again
  • Yasmin, a heart transplant recipient who says she is thrilled to be traveling and embracing her new lease on life
  • Jessica, a mom who is back in grad school and riding horses after Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons removed a brain tumor that she was previously told was inoperable
  • Matt, a cardiac surgery patient who says he is grateful to be able to realize his dreams, coach soccer and be there for his kids
  • Jim, a cancer patient who says he is happy to continue celebrating milestones with his wife and spending time with his family

Hope and Healing

You can join our campaign by telling us about your Mayo Clinic patient story and how you’re living out your hope & healing. Create a customized image by entering the number of days that you’ve been back to doing the things you love. Then share your patient story and image on your social networks with the #OurHopeAndHealing hashtag.

Learn more at


Tue, Sep 26 9:21am

292 days healthy and strong

Tue, Sep 26 9:19am

123 days celebrating life

Tue, Jul 25 12:22pm · Tell a Friend - Mayo Clinic App Video

The Mayo Clinic app makes it simple to help others in need. Using the app’s Tell a Friend feature sends contact information directly to your friend via text message, email, or social media, so they can easily request an appointment when it’s convenient for them.

You can find step-by-step instructions on downloading the Mayo Clinic app and using the Tell a Friend feature in the Mayo Clinic app blog post.

Mobile App - Tell a Friend Animated

Sat, Jul 15 6:58pm · Autonomic Dysfunction or POTS in teens. Help! in About Kids & Teens

Hang in there Beth! Now that you have a diagnosis, I hope things start to go better for yourself and your daughter.

Mon, Jul 10 9:25am · What clinical studies mean for patients

At Mayo Clinic, medical research is driven by the needs of the patients. Clinical studies are an important part of medical research, because they help bridge research and patient care through the evaluation of therapies, drugs and diagnostic tools to drive discoveries into clinical practice.

Medical research vialIn clinical studies, people with a particular disease and healthy people both play a critical role. These volunteers are essential for research. Their participation can help further science and may ultimately improve health care in the future.

In clinical trials, researchers study:

  • New drugs or combinations of drugs
  • New surgical procedures or devices
  • New ways to use existing treatments

Research at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic’s culture of collaboration and teamwork, and its extensive facilities and resources, make it possible for researchers to unravel and solve complex research questions. Answering these questions requires a multidisciplinary team, which may include physicians who care for patients with a disease, basic scientists who investigate the condition’s molecular basis and epidemiologists who study its effect on populations.

This close integration makes it possible to bring proven diagnostics and therapeutics to patients quickly, and share this knowledge with the next generation of physicians and scientists.

The results? More hope. Fresh answers. Improved patient care. Better health.

Finding clinical trials


Thu, Jun 22 8:42am · Champion Spotlight: Lifestyle Vlogger - Franceska Garza in Mayo Clinic Champions

Hello @eifeltower, I’m glad you’ve found Mayo Clinic Connect. We have a few conversations that mention pudendal nerve issues and I encourage you to check them out:

If you are looking to share your experience and start a discussion yourself, here’s how:
1. Go to the Chronic Pain group by clicking this link:
2. Click the gray button that says START A DISCUSSION.
3. Write a title and message with your question.

We’ll be sure to connect you with other members who have experience with this issue.

Mon, May 22 12:56pm · Champion Spotlight: Lung cancer advocate - Linda Wortman

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Linda Wortman says her life passion is to save lungs and lives. As a lung cancer survivor, she was compelled to start her own foundation to raise awareness and remove the stigma that lung cancer is only a smoker’s disease. The Wortman Lung Cancer Foundation organizes Running Lung races and other events throughout the U.S. to raise funds for lung cancer research and enhance education about lung health.

Wortman jumps at opportunities to educate and share her story. As a patient advocate on Capitol Hill, she’s given a voice to lung cancer patients and works to shape health care policies. Beyond sharing her story in person, Wortman is an active member on the patient-to-patient digital platform, Mayo Clinic Connect. She says she enjoys the open, honest conversations of those who understand some of the feelings that go along with a serious diagnosis.

Wortman’s story

Wortman was a healthy, active, never-smoker who was diagnosed with lung cancer. After surgery at Mayo Clinic to remove a tumor and most of her left lung, her long road to recovery began. Not being one to stay down for long, Linda not only recovered but is back to skiing and cycling.

“I can give other people hope, and, when you give other people hope, you give them an avenue to walk so they can have a great quality of life. And I think I’m that living example.” – Linda Wortman

Her story of recovery isn’t just how she survived after cancer but how she is thriving. Since her surgery, Wortman has been on a mission to prove there is quality of life after cancer. While never a runner before lung cancer, Wortman now has a passion for it. She has run a 5K race in every state since her recovery and is on her way to running a 10K on every continent. She has summited Mount Kilimanjaro to its 19,341-foot peak without the use of assisted oxygen.

Why does she push herself? She says, “I can give other people hope, and, when you give other people hope, you give them an avenue to walk so they can have a great quality of life. And I think I’m that living example.” Wortman sees the hope she gives others as a Mayo Clinic Champion and looks forward to continuing to make an impact with her work.