Anne Louise and Larry Shaffer, both volunteers at Mayo Clinic for the last seven years, met while working at Sears national headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. She was a jack of all trades working in various departments including buying, marketing, and information technology. He worked on the retail side, opening new stores all over the country. The Shaffers remained at Sears for over twenty years.
The Shaffers share many experiences at Mayo Clinic including Larry’s decision to frequently donate blood at Mayo Clinic in Rochester whenever the need arose in the community. When Anne Louise’s father suffered from a hole in his foot, every doctor he saw in Illinois wanted to amputate his leg.