Marlow Cowan, whose playful piano duet in our Mayo Clinic atrium with his wife, Frances, became a YouTube sensation and led to national and international TV appearances, has passed away at age 97. One of the last questions a week ago my Dad asked me was, "Do you think there will be a piano in heaven I can play?" (Of course our Dad could never pass up a piano without playing it).
Seven years years ago last month, we saw Jodi's video and included it here on Sharing Mayo Clinic, and also posted the link to Facebook and Twitter. The Cowans also were interviewed (via something akin to Skype) for a story on the Japanese TV network, NHK, and were featured in many other news stories. We've stayed in touch since then, as I had opportunities to visit with them in Ankeny, Iowa, and as they also have returned to Rochester for some medical appointments and even a couple of concerts. We're honored that the Cowans chose to do their last major public performance at Mayo Clinic, an after-hours concert in connection with a health care social media conference we hosted in 2011.
Due to Brennan's extensive injuries, doctors were concerned he might not be able to walk again.
Brennan and the out-of-control truck careened down the incline and ran out of road at a T-intersection.
Paramedics arrived to direct his care and guide the task of cutting Brennan free from the wreckage. The injuries required Brennan to be in an intensive care unit at Mayo Clinic's Saint Marys Campus.
During his stay, Brennan's spirits were buoyed by his care team, especially Mike Diekmann, one of his nurses. That extra step, he says, was crucial, as he was working through memory issues resulting from his injuries.
One of Brennan's first exercises was to sit on the edge of his bed three times a day for 20 minutes. That determined attitude helped as Brennan and Kayla planned a special surprise for the guests at their wedding in January. At the end of the service, the happy couple walked out to thunderous applause, cheers and tears. Even though he still has a lot of rehabilitation ahead of him, Brennan is hopeful he will be able to return to work soon. As Kayla reflects on all the people involved in Brennan's care, she sums up the experience in one sentence. For six months, Chad Thompson slept sitting up to ease debilitating headaches caused by a tumor growing on a nerve in his head. Purchased with philanthropic support from the Setzer family of Jacksonville, Florida, the Anatomage machine looks like a table-size touch screen, and it renders the human body and anatomy in three dimensions. Chad's case may be the most extensive example to date of the Anatomage’s application for patient care, says Dove. Determined to find answers, Vivian reached out to a family friend who is a cardiologist in the United States. In June 2015, Vivian came to Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, for an evaluation and diagnosis.
Vivian underwent surgery in September 2015, supported by a rotating cadre of family members and friends, including her loving mother, Ruby. The high-quality care Vivian received is made possible through the generosity of benefactors who previously gave to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy research and education. The family's gift, in honor of Vivian's parents Paul and Ruby Tsai, recognizes medical excellence and innovation at Mayo Clinic. Learn more about the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery. These treatments could help correct the severe spinal curve that had developed quickly during a growth spurt, her doctors said. The Christophersons learned about Camden's condition shortly after a family move put her in a different school district.
Designed to treat moderate to severe scoliosis, vertebral body tethering typically is recommended for adolescents during puberty who are still growing.
Teresa's investigation took her and Camden to the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital for Children. In Philadelphia, Camden and Teresa met with surgeons that had pioneered vertebral body tethering. Although it's possible vertebral body tethering may be the last treatment Camden needs for scoliosis, the long-term results for the surgery aren't clear yet because the procedure is so new. From Teresa's perspective, it wasn't an easy road, but the effort to find an alternative solution for her daughter was well worth it.
For 33-year-old Tara Brigham of Jacksonville, Florida, living with a heart condition since birth wasn't something that was going to get in the way of living an active normal life. A Minnesota native, Tara was diagnosed with enlargement of the heart during a routine checkup when she was 1 year old. Tara's heart was monitored closely by her doctors at Mayo Clinic and later a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy specialist at the University of Minnesota.
Despite the scare and a challenging recovery, Tara resumed her life, finishing high school, attending college and graduate school, and getting married. Tara is grateful that her transplant has enabled her to experience so much more of her life.
Audra Popp has a rare tumor – anaplastic pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, also known as anaplastic PXA. Audra had 20 proton beam therapy sessions to try to destroy fast-growing cells possibly left behind after surgery. After Audra's fourth surgery, her surgeon initially suggested radiation therapy, but that wasn't in the cards. After Audra's most recent surgery, her Mayo Clinic team had a new weapon in their arsenal – proton beam therapy.
A registered nurse, Audra lives in Royalton, Minnesota – a three-hour drive from Rochester. Audra had proton beam therapy in the summer – her favorite season – and took full advantage of her time in Rochester.
Raegan Cury didn’t worry at first when she developed a cough in early 2002 that wouldn’t go away. Even her husband, a pulmonologist, wasn't too worried, until she received a surprising diagnosis.
Raegan, who lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida, had surgery to remove the cancer and woke up with just one lung, due to the extent of the disease. But they also headed to Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida to explore the possibility of lung transplantation.


A lung restoration center under construction on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus could change that by making many more donor lungs viable for transplant. Growing up on a farm in central Florida, Paige Douglas enjoyed a unique childhood, caring for a menagerie of animals, horseback riding, even barrel racing at local rodeos. But, when she was 10, Paige inadvertently hit her left knee while bouncing on a trampoline. Her knee became so sensitive that the slightest touch or inadvertent bump would “bring excruciating pain, sending me to the ground, screaming and crying,” she recalls. Paige visited countless doctors near her home in Ocala, Florida, trying different medications, topical treatments and steroid injections. The team developed a customized treatment plan for Paige aimed at not only removing the cancer but saving her leg.
To help bring awareness to others about sarcoma, Paige created “Team Paige,” an online support group. Last fall Paige nominated the Mayo team for the Sarcoma Alliance 2015 Outstanding Care Award. Stewart Rosen was beyond anxious when he learned he had a tumor the size of a walnut by his right ear.
Stewart noticed a change in his hearing in his right ear, and a friend had recommended he see an ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist. Acoustic neuromas are noncancerous, usually slow-growing tumors that develop on the main nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain. Much to Stewart's surprise, his Mayo Clinic doctors told him they'd had a cancellation and could perform his surgery the next day. I told him I was certain there was something similar to a piano but much more glorious and that I was sure he would be joining with the angels playing it for the Lord. Through it he brought joy to millions (more than 11 million on YouTube as of this morning, as well as countless others through live performances.) I have been blessed to know Marlow and his family. That changed dramatically when a horrific vehicle accident landed the 30-year-old farm worker in Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, for two months. But with the help of a supportive care team and the love and encouragement of his fiancee, Kayla, Brennan progressed enough in his recovery to go home in December 2015. Driving a 30,000-pound feed truck near the town of Rollingstone in southeastern Minnesota, Brennan was at the crest of a hill when he tapped the brake pedal and came to a scary realization.
After nearly four hours of effort, Brennan was moved to an ambulance and taken swiftly to Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester.
His list of injuries included a crushed right heel, several broken bones in his right leg, fractured ribs, a damaged auditory canal, and a broken pelvis, tailbone and jaw. Mike shared his artistic talents by drawing in Brennan's notebook and leaving him encouraging messages. A nurse at Mayo Family Clinic Northeast in Rochester, Kayla wanted to help her fiance while he was in the hospital.
There, he met Brianna Skrukrud,  a nurse practitioner in Trauma, Critical Care and General Surgery, who he says was critical in aiding his recovery.
After seven weeks off his feet, he was able to walk 20 feet during his first day of rehabilitation. Brennan's parents pushed him to the front of the church in a wheelchair at the beginning of the service. He and Kayla have delayed their honeymoon in anticipation of the progress he expects to make. Now, after a successful surgery at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus in March, the 40-year-old Jacksonville resident is having conversations with friends and co-workers that he never expected. It was originally created to reduce the need for cadavers in anatomy training for medical education, but it can also be used for surgical planning and case study review.
Casler, chair of Otorhinolaryngology at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, found a better way to remove a 5-centimeter schwannoma, a benign nerve-sheath tumor, from Chad's head.
Casler thought of a different approach, one that would use an incision underneath Chad's upper lip and through the bone of his mid-facial skeleton to access the tumor. Casler got together five weeks after the surgery for a special live video broadcast on Mayo Clinic’s Facebook page demonstrating the Anatomoge table and reviewing Chad’s case. With renewed resolve, she consulted with specialists, reached out to friends, and sought referrals. This procedure corrects the curve of the spine by connecting two or more of the spinal vertebrae. Larson at Mayo Clinic, they discussed a variety of possibilities, including the VBT procedure. The surgeon attaches a cord to each of the screws and then pulls and secures the cord, so the vertebrae are cinched together on one side and splayed open on the other, correcting the curve. Shriners Hospitals for Children and Mayo Clinic have a close relationship that dates back to Mayo Clinic's founders. At this time, though, it looks to be an encouraging step forward in the scoliosis treatment choices available to teens like Camden, who is happy she had the opportunity to give it a try. In fact, she says the heart transplant she received six years ago as a result of her condition has made her life even more fulfilling. While she had not had any symptoms of a heart problem since birth, the enlargement was significant enough that her physician at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus suggested that a biopsy of her heart should be done right away. Over time, she became increasingly symptomatic as her heart failure worsened, and Minnesota winters were especially difficult. She is currently a medical librarian at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, and she has been healthy and has led a fairly normal life in the six years since her transplant. She's had five craniotomies since 2001, and she has a scar from her right ear to the crown of her head as evidence. Buckner says a genetic alteration in the tumor that was removed in Audra's last surgery showed a mutation that makes the tumor cells more vulnerable to a new drug combination.
She explored the area with tours of Mayo Clinic's historical homes and buildings, a walking food and history tour, a trolley tour and concerts by the river. She was a healthy young woman, athletic, a former gymnast, and her initial chest X-ray showed what looked like pneumonia.
Mayo Clinic transplants more organs than any center in the United States, and the Florida campus is one of the nation’s leading lung transplant centers.
During Reagan's lung transplant in 2004, he washed her remaining native airways with a chemotherapy solution to try to prevent any remaining cancer cells from inhabiting Raegan’s newly transplanted lung.
The next year, the lung allocation system changed, and the guidelines stated that outcomes for patients with Raegan’s disease were considered too uncertain to warrant transplant of a precious donor lung. The center, now under construction, could make enough lungs available to enable transplants for people who currently don’t meet the waiting list criteria.


She had synovial cell sarcoma, a soft-tissue cancer that typically occurs near the joints in the arm, neck or leg in young patients.
Despite the 250-mile distance between her home and Jacksonville, Paige chose to undergo the treatments at Mayo. According to the organization, the award is usually presented to one individual but Paige’s nomination moved the group so much that it honored everyone. And with the surgery he'd need to remove this tumor, Stewart knew that he'd lose hearing in his right ear. That doctor detected a major difference in hearing between Stewart's ears and ordered an MRI to rule out a brain tumor. And to walk down the aisle at the end of his wedding ceremony a month later, with a little help and with his new bride by his side. The truck vaulted into a nearby creek embankment, where it lodged itself about 10 feet into the dirt. One of the nurses on Brennan's care team, Rhonda Overkamp, saw opportunities for Kayla to put her health care experience to use. Mayo Clinic has used it in patient care applications nearly 30 times and is one of the first medical centers to use it for that purpose, according to Conrad Dove, an information technology specialist in the simulation center.
Chad researched anatomy and surgical techniques and sought a second opinion at another medical center, but he didn’t find another alternative. Casler and his team met with Dove in the simulation center and looked at – and manipulated – the 3-D images the Anatomage created from Thompson’s MRI.
Instead of being alone at the hospital on Easter Sunday, Chad was surrounded by his family.
However, she began to lose strength in her early 30s and went to the doctor with her father, Paul. But as she watched another member of her family struggle with symptoms she recognized in herself, her own condition became harder to ignore. While eating dinner, Vivian would often have to lie down for half an hour before returning to her meal because she would become so tired and lightheaded.
Finally, she received a precise diagnosis — apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a disease in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick.
Schaff immediately to discuss the possibility of the procedure she had been told did not exist — an apical myectomy. Not only will this generous gift benefit Mayo Clinic patients, but patients throughout the world, including East Asia, where the Tsai family calls home.
So when doctors told her, at age 13, that she had to wear a brace for 22 hours a day to combat scoliosis, and surgery to fuse her spine was likely in her future, Camden was devastated. And her mother, Teresa Christopherson, wasn't ready to accept that a brace and fusion surgery were her daughter's only choices.
She was fitted for a brace, but due to the severity of her condition, her doctors were concerned it wouldn't be enough to correct the problem.
Metal screws and rods typically are used to hold the vertebrae together, so they can heal into one solid unit. In 2015, Shriners Hospitals joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of organizations committed to better serving patients and their families through physician collaboration.
She was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a disease in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick.
Tara went into ventricular fibrillation and was taken to the hospital where an automated external defibrillator, or AED, was used to restore her normal heart rhythm. Audra is the first person at Mayo Clinic with anaplastic PXA to be treated with proton beam therapy. She also took advantage of classes offered at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Center, including tai chi, Reiki, nutrition, meditation and stress management. Mayo Clinic is collaborating with United Therapeutics, which has developed technology to sustain and rejuvenate donor lungs, making previously marginal lungs suitable for transplantation and extending the time lungs remain viable. After an exploratory surgery in 2001, doctors told her she had a neuroma, an area of increased sensitivity and pain that often develops after physical trauma to a nerve.
She made a five-hour roundtrip five days a week for five weeks. “It was hard but I wanted to maintain a sense of normalcy for my family and I trusted this team … doctors who care, show compassion, and genuinely took time to know me as a patient,” she says. But Stewart, an accountant by day and violinist by night, worried that removing the tumor, an acoustic neuroma, might affect his ability to play music. When he came to, Brennan grabbed his radio microphone, which was soaked with blood, and told anyone who could hear him he was in a ditch and needed a medic.
She allowed Kayla give Brennan a bath, brush his teeth, change his dressings, and help him feel comfortable. So he talked to his family and friends to prepare them for the potential outcome of his surgery.
Within 45 minutes, they pinpointed the tumor’s location, identified troublesome blood vessels they would have to avoid, and developed a “mental map,” Dr. Nishimura explained that she had an undiagnosed apical aneurysm, which had been present in her body for at least two years, putting her in extremely high risk for blood clots. The finding was surprising, because a year earlier, an exam showed no signs of spine problems. Because this is a new procedure that hasn't been in use long, though, Teresa wasn't ready to commit to it without doing some additional research.
Together, the team conducted the procedure through five small incisions on Camden's right side. The thickened heart muscle can make it harder for the heart to pump blood throughout the body to vital organs. Unfortunately, her heart failure was progressing rapidly, and in June 2009, she received a ventricular assist device.
She also has had three regimens of chemotherapy through the years and six weeks of radiation therapy at Mayo Clinic in 2007. Murray and Perdikis followed, reconstructing her leg with tissue and muscle grafts from her calf. Today Paige has a 14” scar but complete use of her left leg. Guided by images from a tiny camera inserted through her back and using a technique called intraoperative low-dose CT computer navigation, the surgeons inserted the screws and cord into Camden's spine without needing a large incision or causing any significant muscle damage. Eventually, she had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator implanted to provide an immediate treatment for any future episode.
The device allowed Tara to recover and be healthy enough to be put on the heart transplant list.



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