Surgeon Kindly Performs Procedure On 8-Year-Old Boy’s Teddy Bear!
A Canadian surgeon has performed a risky new surgery for the very first time – and all without anaesthetic!
Dr. Daniel McNeely performed the risky operation on a teddy bear at the owner’s request. Eight year old Jackson McKie, was heading into surgery when he asked the doctor if he could also fix his bear Little Baby. The brave boy has been living with a cyst on his brain and a chronic condition called hydrocephalus so hospital visits are common place. Dr. McNeely has been Jackson’s primary neurosurgeons since birth.
Jackson brought his favorite teddy bear into the operating room with him and when he asked his doctor to stitch up his arm the neurosurgeon couldn’t say no.
“How could I say no?” Dr McNeely tweeted along with pictures of the bear operation. The tweet has since been shared almost 7,000 times.
“I thought if there was something I could do to help make him feel better, it seemed like a simple gesture and I was only too happy to oblige,” McNeely said.
The room was prepared for the serious operation with the doctor asking his team to prepare a table with some tools for the job. He then used leftover stitches from Jackson’s procedure to fix up the bear.
“He’s one of the nicest human beings I’ve ever met,” Jackson’s father, Rick McKie, said of McNeely.
Young Jackson was thrilled to wake up and see his beloved bear had been ‘fixed’ as well.
“I thought it might make a few people smile, that was the only intention I had,” said the doctor about his actions. “I’m glad that others are enjoying it.”
This is definitely one of those feel good stories the world could use more of! Don’t you agree?