My husband’s journey with brain cancer began on October 27th, 2018. We knew we needed to act quickly after his tumor debulking surgery in Iowa City to decide on a facility for him to receive his chemo and radiation. Mayo Clinic was quickly our #1 choice! Upon learning we would need to be in Rochester for 6 weeks, we wanted to stay in a family friendly spot with some pleasures of home. We lucked out with the Serenity House Network!
Spending the holidays here with our three children (ages 11, 7, & 4) was so precious to Dain and I. SHN gave us a Christmas tree and we attended the Holly Jolly Trolley ride to view local Christmas light displays. We ate Christmas dinner at the Hunan Garden, and we took the kids to the inflatable building called House of Bounce. Our housemother Meredith was terrific. She checked in with me often to see what questions we had if any. She even brought me a birthday cake and ice cream gift card-such a thoughtful caring woman!
6 weeks is a really long time to be away from home, but this apartment was such a blessing for us during such a difficult time.
From my family to yours, thank you for all you do! God Bless!
January 22, 2019