@lakegirl409, I am a liver and kidney transplant recipient. My husband and I stayed at the Gift of Life House for 12 weeks in 2009. We were 750 miles from home, and the GOL provided us with a warm homelike atmosphere. I looked into the GOL before my trip to Rochester, and I'm glad I did my homework. When my pretransplant health turned to a critical stage, and I was hospitalized in Mayo Methodist, my husband took the tour. He immediately requested a room and was able to move in that afternoon. I later joined him, and we appreciated the cleanliness and being able to be see other patients and caregivers in varying stages of their medical journeys. We could be as isolated or as social as we wanted.
For us it was important to see other patients as they went thru and as they recovered. Simple words of encouragement by others who are gong thru similar situations is powerful.
The Gift of Life House is a place but more than that it is the people.
@grandpabob, Do you have anything that you might want to share about the Gift Life House?