My Own


Doctors told me not go on the internet seeking information, because it might raise false hopes. Being a good union member of the United Mine Workers (UMWA), I have always questioned things. While waiting for my inevitable death, I researched my disease on the internet and found a press release from Mayo Clinic written by several doctors, including Dr. Gregory Gores.

My family quickly sent my medical information to Mayo and I had an appointment the next week.

I am here today because of Dr. Gores and the Mayo Clinic Staff, and because I didn't give up. I was my own advocate.



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Updated January 2017  
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