Neurosurgeon Stitches Up Little Boy’s Teddy Bear, Just Before He Went For Surgery

Ina sweet gesture for his 8-year-old patient who was going for surgery, a neurosurgeon stitched up his teddy bear.

Dr. P. Daniel McNeely, a neurosurgeon in Halifax, stitched up a teddy bear for a little boy who was about to go into surgery.

“Patient asks if I can also fix teddy bear just before being put off to sleep… how could I say no?” McNeely said.

He was about to perform brain surgery on Jackson McKie, who has a cyst on his brain with a serious condition called hydrocephalus.

But just before the surgery, the boy told the doctor that his bear was ripped and needed to be stitched up.

So the kindhearted Dr. McNeely asked the nurses to prepare a small table with some tools, and used leftover stitches from Jackson’s surgery to patch up the bear.

Jackson’s father, Rick, said that the teddy bear was his son’s favorite toy and was always by his son’s side, especially when he’s in pain.

He was very thankful for McNeely as a physician and said “He’s one of the nicest human beings I’ve ever met,” Rick said of Dr. McNeely.


Verse of the Day

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ — Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)


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