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Larry Connor has participated in more than 1,000 hours of professional astronaut training, as well as Mayo Clinic instruction for the mission’s research component. That preparation, he feels, will contribute to a successful 10-day mission. In addition to the research materials, he's also bringing a few trinkets along with him to space on behalf of others.

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  • Arizona couple trusts care, support Mayo Clinic through love of cars

    Arizona couple trusts care, support Mayo Clinic through love of cars

    Jonathan first got into tinkering with cars with his dad, Lynn. The first car Jonathan fell in love with was a 1964 ½ Ford Mustang they restored together. Predating the first official 1965 model, it was a prototype that was rushed to market after its successful debut as the 1964 Indianapolis 500 pace car. That car led to several others, including one that almost killed Jonathan and led him to seek care at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic is also why the White family was at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale in the first place.

  • Why I Give: Julie and Fred Crandall

    Why I Give: Julie and Fred Crandall

    "Mayo has given me the gift of extending my life. I am grateful that I can give back and know that in some way I am helping to make a difference.” Julie Crandall

  • Helping patients inspires student’s move from lab to frontline care in Florida

    Helping patients inspires student’s move from lab to frontline care in Florida

    Emergency departments can be chaotic. Nurses and doctors moving quickly to meet patient needs, the wheels of gurneys rolling along hard floors, and monitoring equipment beeping to draw the attention of care providers. It was there that Fatima Islam discovered something was missing from her career.

  • Longtime patient Dick Buell gives to Mayo ‘to help as many people as I can’

    Longtime patient Dick Buell gives to Mayo ‘to help as many people as I can’

    Dick Buell’s goal is simple and selfless: “To help as many people as I can.”


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Eds Note: Photos courtesy of The Connor Group, Axiom Space.


Interviews, Stories of Hope
Interviews, Stories of Hope
Interviews, Stories of Hope