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Micaela's wish to be a cardiothoracic surgeon!

  • Micaela prepares to observe surgery.

  • Micaela joins the team in reviewing a new case.

  • Micaela is suprised by the team with special gifts to remember her visit by.

  • Micaela joins Grand Rounds on her final day at Texas Heart Institute.

  • Micaela is all smiles during her wish.

  • Micaela scrubs in for surgery.

  • Micaela with Gay Nord, Market President of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.

  • Micaela prepares to observe surgery.

  • Micaela with her mentor Dr. Ourania Preventza.

  • Thank you, Dr. Preventza, for helping to make Micaela's fondest wish come true!

For an entire week, Micaela shadowed some of the world's best in cardiothoracic science.

Micaela has always dreamed of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. Her one true wish came true when she traveled to the Texas Heart Institute and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston, TX.

Special thanks to Chris Love and Westwind Productions.
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