Well-being with a Purpose: Meet Yasmin (Team Transplant)

Posted by Alayna Osborne @alaynaosborne, Jul 29, 2019

Yasmin went from long-distance training runs to end-stage heart failure at 51. Her Mayo Clinic cardiologist confirmed that she would need a heart transplant, or as she called it, her gift heart. “It’s someone else’s tragedy that creates an opportunity for us, and that’s why we call it a gift,” says Yasmin.

Help earn a $10,000 donation to transplant research at Mayo Clinic by joining the Well-Being with a Purpose Challenge. To explore the challenge teams and register, visit the Well-Being with a Purpose section of the Employee Well-Being Website! [must be on network to access]

I am supporting Transplant: Team Yasmin because I work in transplant and I absolutely love what we do to save lives. Donors are heroes! #lovewhatyoudo #donatelife #teamyasmin

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I have joined and in support of Team Yasmin as with working in Cardiovascular Medicine I have watched the folks who are waiting and see their strength and determination. I want to push in doing whatever I can to assist with that area as I admire all that they do. The thought of being a part of saving another individual's life in any way is overwhelming.

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I am supporting Team Yasmin and the transplant guru's out there. I have witnessed my sister go through cancer and the part that saved her life was her blood-cord transplant. If it wasn't for that, she may not be here today, a 15-year survivor. Both teams are great and it is awesome to hear the stories from everyone.

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@mcquade3610

I am supporting Transplant: Team Yasmin because I work in transplant and I absolutely love what we do to save lives. Donors are heroes! #lovewhatyoudo #donatelife #teamyasmin

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Thanks for all you do Hayley!

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It was so hard to choose a team. This year, I decided to go with Team Transplant because I have met some fantastic colleagues who work in transplant this year via the Sha'Bam class on campus. They are real superheroes, and I am in awe of the work that they do day in and day out. It is so refreshing to know all the different types of superheroes we have here at Mayo. From the superheroes who help patients schedule appointments to the superheroes who get us all fed at the cafeterias and the lab techs, nurses, doctors, etc who all work together to provide answers and next steps for our loved ones. I am going to celebrate and reflect on this awesomeness by doing an extra-long walk to my car to add steps to my day!

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I joined because I have a family member with a congenital heart defect.

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