Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"I have no idea what 'coping' means."

If this doesn't warm your heart, I don't know what will (via Megan McArdle):

A surgeon (Tomoaki Kato) performed surgery on a 7-year-old girl (Heather McNamara) to remove her cancer. He temporarily removed 6 of her vital organs, including her stomach, liver, and intestines.

Before Heather's family found Dr. Kato, they had gone on an extensive, frustrating search leading them to numerous other surgeons who said they couldn't operate on Heather.

When Heather woke up from the 23-hour operation, she asked her dad, "Is it gone?" And he told her it was.

The heading of this blog post was her response to a reporter's question at a press conference.