In this season of giving, we wanted to highlight someone who is an inspiration to all of us at Bjorklund Dental Designs and a true Minnesotan hero, Mary Jo Copeland. Recently, GREAT LOVE, a book about her life was published and we wanted to share her story.
Mary Jo Copeland is often referred to as America’s Mother Teresa. She is undoubtedly a guardian angel to the 20,000 homeless and working poor who cross her threshold at Caring & Sharing Hands each month. GREAT LOVE tells Mary Jo Copeland’s story from her difficult childhood, to raising her own family of 12, to her great love for forgotten children, lonely addicts, the abused and homeless. Proceeds from the book will go directly to helping the poor and needy.
In the book, author Michelle Peterson Hinck delves into the the life of Mary Jo Copeland, as well as the lives of many of those people who have been lifted up, and set back on their feet to lead fulfilling lives under the guidance found at the transitional shelter affectionately referred to as, Mary’s Place. This includes a chapter on Mary Jo’s trip to Washington, D.C. to receive the Presidential Citizen’s Medal from President Obama.
As you can see, we are honored to have her among our ranks as a Minnesotan and we hope that this season we can show a bit of the generosity Mary Jo has shown throughout her life. Dr. Bjorklund, your Wayzata Cosmetic Dentist, supports Mary Jo and all the love she shows for her community.