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Nov 18, 2019

How Do You Bring Up Mayo Clinic in Your Daily Life? - Monthly Mission

By Tony Hart, Champion Specialist, @TonyHart87

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As a Champion, it's hard not to talk about your Mayo Clinic experience when the opportunity presents itself. And throughout the years, we've heard some pretty unique ways that Champions have encouraged Mayo Clinic to come up in their day-to-day lives.

Some use a Mayo Clinic water bottle or wear a Mayo Clinic jacket to encourage people to ask about Mayo Clinic. Others bring it up in the salon as their latest trip out of state to Rochester, Scottsdale/Phoenix, or Jacksonville for treatment or a checkup. We've also seen Mayo Clinic been brought up as they post about their treatment or transplant anniversary on social media channels.

We want to hear from you

We want to hear how you've brought up Mayo Clinic to your friends, family, coworkers, or strangers. Tell us in the comments below or send us an email at Champions@mayo.edu. We can't wait to hear it.

I tell at least one person per day how grateful I am that we travelled to Mayo for my husband. I would be a widow already if it weren’t for the amazing people at Mayo.

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I am a post donation living donor. I regularly share on FB & with folks I meet about Mayo & kidney donation. I’m 3 years out so I’m done with the follow up visits. My wife, who also is a post donation living donor, & I recently attended the first meet & greet for post donors & potential donors. We look forward to the next event & will continue to share the good news about our Lord and savior & the good things Mayo Clinic is providing for those in need.

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I also use the Mayo water bottle as well as the Mayo Connect cards to introduce others to Mayo Connect. I've used my personal FB page to post many of the great articles, posts, and newsfeeds that Mayo Clinic and Mayo Connect provide. Even though I live a distance from any of the Mayo Clinics, some invariably will reply that Mayo was a life-saver for them.

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Keep up the good work everyone! These are great. 🙂

@auntieoakley – What a great idea! I'm glad Mayo could help your husband.

@steviet – Congrats on being 3 years post-donation! Thanks for sharing your Mayo experience with others who need/have had transplants. I'm sure you are providing great insight and hope.

@hopeful33250 – You certainly were the water bottle inspiration in the post. How clever! Thanks for continuing to talk about Mayo and for being so involved on Connect as a Mentor.

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@TonyHart87

Keep up the good work everyone! These are great. 🙂

@auntieoakley – What a great idea! I'm glad Mayo could help your husband.

@steviet – Congrats on being 3 years post-donation! Thanks for sharing your Mayo experience with others who need/have had transplants. I'm sure you are providing great insight and hope.

@hopeful33250 – You certainly were the water bottle inspiration in the post. How clever! Thanks for continuing to talk about Mayo and for being so involved on Connect as a Mentor.

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@TonyHart87 My pleasure! It feels good to recommend Mayo Clinic and Connect because I know it will make a difference in someone's life.

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I simply state the facts. Going to Mayo gives me the confidence we are getting the best care and it is always very efficient.

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@lorenwr

I simply state the facts. Going to Mayo gives me the confidence we are getting the best care and it is always very efficient.

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@lorenwr – Glad to hear Mayo Clinic can be such a comfort for you. Keep up the great work!

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@hopeful33250

I also use the Mayo water bottle as well as the Mayo Connect cards to introduce others to Mayo Connect. I've used my personal FB page to post many of the great articles, posts, and newsfeeds that Mayo Clinic and Mayo Connect provide. Even though I live a distance from any of the Mayo Clinics, some invariably will reply that Mayo was a life-saver for them.

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Yeah, I love my Mayo Clinic shirts, I am going to have to see if I can order more online.

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@auntieoakley

Yeah, I love my Mayo Clinic shirts, I am going to have to see if I can order more online.

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Hey @auntieoakley: Our store can be found here: https://marketplace.mayoclinic.com/ I think there is a 20% off promotion going on right now if you use the code: SHOP2019 too.

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@TonyHart87

Hey @auntieoakley: Our store can be found here: https://marketplace.mayoclinic.com/ I think there is a 20% off promotion going on right now if you use the code: SHOP2019 too.

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Awesome! Thank you. I have ordered books and vanicream for friends but I never thought about getting new shirts before. I was kind of hoping my sister in law was going to let me take her back to Mayo for care, and I was thinking about hitting the store. Lol

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@steviet

I am a post donation living donor. I regularly share on FB & with folks I meet about Mayo & kidney donation. I’m 3 years out so I’m done with the follow up visits. My wife, who also is a post donation living donor, & I recently attended the first meet & greet for post donors & potential donors. We look forward to the next event & will continue to share the good news about our Lord and savior & the good things Mayo Clinic is providing for those in need.

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Hi @steviet, there are many who are grateful that you and your wife chose to be an organ donor, not only the recipient. I encourage to share your story and support others who are considering organ donation in the Transplants group here on Connect: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/transplants/

I think you and your wife would have great things to contribute to these discussions:
– Kidney transplant – The Journey from the Donor's Side https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/kidney-transplant-from-the-donor-side/
– Live Donor Weight Loss Surgery Prior to Transplant https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/live-donor-weight-loss-surgery-prior-to-transplant/
– Living Donor, maybe? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/living-donor-maybe/

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I had an ear surgery when I was ten. I am now 72, and it was a very telling point in my life. O.E. Hallberg, M.D. had devised a new technique for mastoid surgery that was cutting edge for that time. He removed a tumor in the mastoid and along the facial nerve, and I made a complete recovery. Local specialists thought the problem was in both ears due to issues with radiological technique. One surgery vs. four. My parents were overjoyed with the diagnosis, the surgery, and the way they were treated regarding insurance and costs. I have guided friends to Rochester and Phoenix, in fact I have friends on their way as I send this to deal with a reoccurrence of leukemia. I also spent time in Rochester with a former father in law having orthopedic surgery, and the care was flawless. The marriage was fatally flawed, but not an issue Mayo is prepared to address. If I ever have a problem of any moment, I will not hesitate to present myself in Rochester, and I continue to be an active advocate of Mayo Clinic. It is the gold standard for medical care.

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@elwooodsdad

I had an ear surgery when I was ten. I am now 72, and it was a very telling point in my life. O.E. Hallberg, M.D. had devised a new technique for mastoid surgery that was cutting edge for that time. He removed a tumor in the mastoid and along the facial nerve, and I made a complete recovery. Local specialists thought the problem was in both ears due to issues with radiological technique. One surgery vs. four. My parents were overjoyed with the diagnosis, the surgery, and the way they were treated regarding insurance and costs. I have guided friends to Rochester and Phoenix, in fact I have friends on their way as I send this to deal with a reoccurrence of leukemia. I also spent time in Rochester with a former father in law having orthopedic surgery, and the care was flawless. The marriage was fatally flawed, but not an issue Mayo is prepared to address. If I ever have a problem of any moment, I will not hesitate to present myself in Rochester, and I continue to be an active advocate of Mayo Clinic. It is the gold standard for medical care.

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Thank you so much for sharing @elwooodsdad. It's amazing to see a Champion who was at Mayo Clinic over 60 years ago! I'm glad you are still talking about Mayo Clinic and the care you, your friends, and family have received here. Keep up the great work!

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