The people there are very warm, and friendly. My mom, and I have been there so much now that we know our way around the city. It was amazing when we were there in March of 2012, and we had just found out that I was going to need my second hip replaced. My first hip was replaced on October 30th, 2000.
My mom knew there was a Catholic Church nearby, and we went to it from our hotel on that Sunday, for their early Mass. She walked pushing me in my wheelchair. I was to have my hip replacement surgery the next day.
The people at the Catholic Church were very wonderful, and welcoming to us. Many asked us during the moment where we shake hands, and say, “Peace be with you” where we were from. They didn’t even have to ask us why we were there because seeing me in my wheelchair. It was obvious we were there to go to Mayo.
One person even said, “Are you ladies here to go to the Mayo Clinic?” I said, “Yeah. I’m having my second hip replacement surgery tomorrow.” The man smiled at me, and said, “Good luck!”