A Halifax neurosurgeon performed a career first when a young patient asked him to stitch up his beloved teddy bear while the boy recovered from surgery.
Dr. Daniel McNeely has looked after eight-year-old Jackson McKie since he was an infant, and said he couldn’t say no when the boy asked him to fix a tear in his fluffy friend right before his surgery last Thursday. The doctor used leftover stitches from McKie’s procedure to patch up the bear, while a medical resident at Halifax’s IWK Health Centre snapped a photo of the heartwarming moment.
Dr. McNeely posted the photos to his Twitter feed. As of Tuesday morning, the tweet had been retweeted more than 5,000 times and garnered more than 150 responses from people around the world.
Photo credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Mosaab Alsuwaihel