I remember when my father was first treated at the Mayo Clinic for his kidney disease. My mom & I stayed at the beautiful Franciscan convent “on top of the hill.” We knew one of the sisters. 40 years ago, I thought I had the calling be a nurse & enter the religious life. I am nurse but not a Franciscan sister. I made a pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy in 2017. The trip to Italy was a gift to the kidney donor who saved my life, my brother. I had a kidney transplant at the Mayo Clinic Jax 12/16/2014.