Patient Stories

Mayo Clinic Health System provides the best care to every patient every day; that's our story. And who better to tell the other side of the story than patients themselves?

From The Blog

The Survivor Bell

Jane-Marie Bahr shares her personal experience of her last day of radiation treatment at Mayo Clinic Health System.

April 27, 2017

Diabetes educator helps Ron Jannicke adjust to new diagnosis

Eau Claire resident Ron Jannicke admits he’s flirted with diabetes and elevated A1-C counts over the past decade or so. That changed recently, after Jannicke, 70, was prescribed prednisone. He suddenly went from edging toward diabetes to an official diagnosis.

April 26, 2017

Recovery went better, quicker than Lake City man expected

Lifelong Lake City resident Tom Bremer says he likes being active. Towards the end of golf season in 2015, Bremer noticed mild discomfort in his lower abdomen.

April 19, 2017

Moving mountains — thanks to total knee replacement

Ginger Marien set aside the pain in her right knee and focused on the most important aspect of her life: caring for her husband.

April 13, 2017

When a stroke strikes, every minute counts

The first sign of trouble was a strange sensation in Dolores Brumm’s right arm. Just a few minutes later, the 88-year-old Eitzen resident knew something was definitely wrong.

April 6, 2017

Eau Claire man survives accident, exceeds expectations

Dylan Walling, was riding his motorcycle on State Highway 93 en route to his grandmother’s house in Eleva when the unimaginable occurred.

April 5, 2017

Heart attack leads to life-changing opportunity

Jeanie Hinz was having a bad year. In spring 2016, she broke her ankle and was laid up for several weeks. Then in July, she wasn’t feeling well.

March 31, 2017

For Debbie Pollino, meeting the man who received her son’s heart is an answered prayer

Pollino's son had been in a car accident and died the next day, but part of him lives on because of his choice to be an organ donor.

March 29, 2017