In the midst of all the unhappy election news and more, here is the kind of story that always makes me smile. Ten will get you five it makes you smile, too. Click here.
We have a group of Doctors at Children’s who perform what is often the most important medical function of all… they make people laugh. They’re the Funnyatrics. And here’s a peak at what they do.
Here’s a piece from the Oracle, the journal of Women in Thoracic Surgery.
Tell me this story won’t make your eyes tear up a little bit. (Click on the link)
It finally happened, an historic moment at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas in the cardiac O.R. An all-female team surrounded Dr. Kristine Guleserian for a heart procedure.
Since everybody looks alike in cap and mask, the names are, Kristine Guleserian, Tracy Geoffrion, Alycia Hawthorne, Riley Carpenter, Beth Brickner, Dawn Bryant, Dina Villaraza, and Sarah Clakley. Quote Dr. G: “Eight woman in the OR. Our patient was male. He’ll never be the same!”
The first time I saw it in the OR, I couldn’t believe it. But it’s true. Watch the video to see one of the most amazing things about the human heart. This was during a transplant Dr. G did .
My hero, Paul Newman, often said there was no better feeling that being able to reach down and help somebody who wasn’t as fortunate as you. This is a story about just such a situation, and it’s repeated around the world.
Ever since I’ve been volunteering at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas I’ve been constantly amazed by the toughness of the kids who are treated there. And many of them also have huge hearts. Not in the medical sense, but in the giving sense. Many come back as teens and adults to volunteer. The kid in the story in the link below isn’t from Children’s in Dallas, but the spirit is the same.
I’ll just put it simply. I’m a sucker for stories like this.
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