Tuesday, January 20, 2009
My Super-Surgeon and my Super Medical Student
This was filmed in July 2005, and Maya was only 4 years old. For about a week she had been asking me to take her along to my next appointment at Dana-Farber.
"I have to ask your doctor a question",
she would tell me every 10 minutes for days (if you know Maya you know I am not exaggerating).
So I made sure I brought her with me to the next appointment which was with my surgeon, Monica Bertagnolli. As soon as my super-surgeon walked in the room Maya asked:
"When I grow up, can I be a doctor like you?"
I will never forget that moment. Dr. Bertagnolli left the room and came back with a brown bag filled with medical supplies. Meanwhile I realized that I had my video camera with me and started filming.