Doris Apt. 2022: Fully Furnished Apartment For Mayo Clinic Heart Transplant Patient And Family In Rochester, MN

30 Jul

Doris Apt. 2022: Fully Furnished Apartment For Mayo Clinic Heart Transplant Patient And Family In Rochester, MN

Doris Apt. 2022: Fully Furnished Apartment For Mayo Clinic Heart Transplant Patient And Family In Rochester, MN

It has been a long arduous journey. Brian was admitted to our local hospital on December 2, 2021 for a hip replacement. He spent the next 4 1/2 months in the hospital or nursing home- except for 9 days over Christmas. He came to Rochester the end of March, and was immediately admitted to Mayo’s St. Mary’s campus with end stage heart failure.

By the power of countless prayers and Gods grace he received the gift of life in the form of a new heart on April 13th. He spent another 2 months in the hospital recovering. 

On June 16, after 7 1/2 months in hospitals and nursing homes, Brian was discharged. 

We were required to stay in Rochester for at least another 30 days- which is what brought us to Serenity House Network’s Annie’s house in the Doris apartment. What a welcome change from where we had been staying! It has been so nice to have an apartment that feels like being home. Doris has been perfect for us. Nicely finished, clean and comfortable with room to move around! It is conveniently located, making trips to Mayo Clinic for follow up care and testing hassle free. Having a garage, and a washer and dryer in the building was a wonderful bonus. Greg and all the staff have been so friendly and helpful. They truly are heaven sent. Our house mother, Diane, was so thoughtful to welcome us with a loaf of cinnamon chip bread and then a pie to celebrate Brian’s birthday. 

We have finally been given the okay to head home. Our stay is in no way unique, and we know we have had a much easier rode than many. We are forever grateful to the staff of Mayo Clinic and to SHN for making our journey smoother. God bless you all! God bless our donor and their family and all who come to stay here.

Brian & Becky- West Fargo, ND (8 Week Stay) July 30, 2022

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