Albert and Mary Errato came to Mayo Clinic in February 2009 when Mary was facing another major operation. After a series of infections and complications, Mary's foot had been amputated in 2007 at an orthopedic hospital in New York City. She was scheduled for another operation, this time to possibly extend the amputation from mid-calf, below the knee to above the knee, when they decided to come to Mayo Clinic.
According to Al, from the day they arrived, they knew things were different here. "All the doctors talked to each other, and more importantly to the patient! They worked together to come up with a treatment plan for Mary. We started calling this Planet Mayo, because it feels like we're on a different planet here."