What Our Patients Say

See how our patients faced personal health challenges with the help of Mayo Clinic below. Read or watch additional patient stories on our Blog and YouTube channel.


Just hours after Kinser was born, his parents' joy turned to fear when they learned that he had a heart defect. When he was five days old, Mayo Clinic surgeons performed life-saving surgery to fix his little heart. His parents reflect on the collaboration and the coordinated care he continues to receive at Mayo Clinic Health System.


In 2006, Don Foster got a second chance at love when he married Pam whom he had dated when the two were high school classmates in Mapleton, Minn. Don didn’t have to wait as long for his next second chance. Just four years after he and Pam were married, a heart attack nearly claimed his life.

Jamie Mueller always knew her heart valve would need repair someday. She worried about the scar and extended recovery period from traditional surgery. What Jamie didn't know was that when the time came, the right hospital, surgeon and medical advancements were just down the road from her home.


When Peter was initially diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, he was a given only a 15 percent chance to live. Oncology experts at Mayo Clinic Health System provided him whole-person care, close to home. Today, Peter reflects on the collaboration of expert care that Mayo provided him when he needed healing.