Here is an update and a message from Rose Trimble. Please read and see how God continues to surround us with people even when we are far from home.
Report from Mayo Explorers: After four days of testing and various doctor’s appointments, we were at our second to last doctor’s appointment at 7:45 Thursday morning. Last appointment was scheduled for Monday but we were planning to move the appointment forward if there was a cancellation so we could go home on Saturday. At end of appointment doctor said she would use her power to move our Monday appointment to later Thursday. Before our shuttle reached the hotel I was notified that Natalia’s Monday appointment was changed to 2:30 this day. We ate lunch in our hotel room and then boarded the next shuttle back to the Clinic. Then things changed very quickly. We were told to take the next available shuttle to Mayo Clinic Hospital so that Natalia could be admitted. After she was all settled into her room I boarded the hotel shuttle. God sent me an angel. I was teary-eyed when I got on the shuttle to go back to hotel and Nigel, the our hotel shuttle driver, noticed that my daughter was not with me and asked where she was. I tearfully told him that she was admitted into the hospital to get a feeding tube. We were alone in the shuttle so he sat in the seat across from me and started crying and then prayed with me. Then he asked me what I was going to do next. I said I was going back to the hotel so that I could pack and check out of the hotel and then drive back to hospital but I was nervous about driving at night in all the construction around the hospital and not familiar with the parking garages. He told me that he would talk to hotel owner about not charging me for tonight’s hotel room even though I did not check out before 11:00 and to see if I could leave my car at the hotel after I checked out. He then told me to go pack and he would finish his routes for the day at 7:00 and he would come back and pick me up then to take me back to the hospital. And he did as he promised!! On the way back he told me he was from Ethiopia and was proud to live in America because he loves helping people. He told me that his only daughter died last year from cancer and now he and his wife are raising their three year old granddaughterthat God gave them so that he could see his daughter’s face every day. He then gave me his phone number if case I needed anything else while she was in the hospital. He said he would continue to pray for Natalia. God is good.