Opera Singer Who Had 2 Double-Lung Transplants Performs Duet With Donor’s Daughter

Usually, when Esperanza Tufani sings, her rich alto voice rings throughout a church sanctuary, as a member of her choir. Not Tuesday, however. .@CharityTD, who had 2 double-lung transplants, performs touching duet with donor’s daughter. ➡️ https://t.co/P9dHzxvyoA #MIS2017 pic.twitter.com/YUHYmtoF6d — Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) October 25, 2017 The 24-year-old Chipotle general manager from Canton shared the … Read More

Rare Surgery After Cancer Saves Young Boy’s Leg

Many kids experience growing pains in their legs –cramping leg muscle pains that most children outgrow within a few years. At four years old, Liam Waldron’s aches were not going away. In fact, they turned into his parents’ worst fear. Cleveland Clinic doctors diagnosed Liam with an aggressive form of bone cancer in his left … Read More

After 2 Double-Lung Transplants, Curtain Calls Continue for Opera Singer

Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick lives a “terrifying, incredible, infuriating, beautiful, joyous life.” Those are her words, from her just-released autobiography – “The Encore: A Memoir in Three Acts.” Like a heroine in the operatic librettos she loves to perform for audiences worldwide, the internationally-renowned coloratura soprano and best-selling classical recording artist has endured numerous ups and … Read More

Cleveland Clinic’s Annual Community Benefit Reaches Highest-Ever Total at $809 million

In 2016, Cleveland Clinic set a new record by providing $808.7 million in community benefit where it operates in Ohio, Nevada and Florida – a 17 percent increase over 2015. A measure of the institution’s commitment to financial assistance, Medicaid shortfall, subsidized health services, outreach programs, education and research, community benefit has been central to … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Research: How Often are Breast Cancer Patients Referred to Fertility Experts?

CLEVELAND – When a young woman learns she has breast cancer, thinking about her future fertility might be the last thing on her mind. And according to recent Cleveland Clinic research, very few women with breast cancer are referred to a fertility expert before undergoing chemotherapy. Rebecca Flyckt, M.D., is a fertility expert at Cleveland Clinic … Read More

After 18 months in NICU, baby celebrates second birthday at home

For his second birthday party, Crosby Gebura was surrounded by loved ones – mom Courtney, dad Justin, other family members and several nurses and staff from Cleveland Clinic Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).   A recent celebration held special significance for all in attendance, because a year ago, for Crosby’s first birthday, September 21, … Read More

Brain Stimulation Helps Woman Recover from Stroke

CLEVELAND – Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Significant strides have been made in treating strokes shortly after they happen, but there has not been much, other than physical therapy, that could help people recover from a stroke’s lasting, devastating physical disability – until now. Cleveland Clinic has enrolled 12 … Read More

Device May Rehab Organs for Future Transplant

CLEVELAND – Twenty years ago, New York corrections officer Robert Mellis, 68, had no idea that stopping a prison fight would result in the fight of his life. “I got slashed…stabbed in prison” said Mellis. “Through the prison job I found out I had hepatitis C.”  Over the years, the hepatitis C virus ravaged his body, … Read More