- By Laurel Kelly
In the Loop: Angels among us
It had been more than 30 years since one Mayo patient had seen snow, and she wondered aloud what it would be like to see a snow angel. Patient care assistant Kirby Rosenberg was happy to oblige.
A bright, clean blanket of snow covered the ground outside Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus one Sunday in December. It was the kind of snowfall that delights kids — and the kid in many adults. When a patient on the third floor Rehabilitation Unit looked out her window and saw the wonderland below, she thought back to the wintery days of her past. It had been so long — more than 30 years — since she'd seen snow. Wouldn't it be something, she mused aloud, to see a snow angel again?
Enter an angel of another kind. When Kirby Rosenberg heard the woman's comment, he had one thought. "I'm thinking, 'I can make this happen,'" Rosenberg, a patient care assistant, tells us. All he needed was some back-up scrubs to change into so he wouldn't spend the rest of his shift all wet.
This story originally appeared on the In the Loop blog.