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Micaela gets to the heart of her fondest wish

  • 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!

Language is impotent in the face of a gift like this.

- Rich, wish dad

Micaela has always dreamed of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. For an entire week, Micaela was emerged into the world of medical science at the esteemed Texas Heart Institute, shadowing leading doctors in the field she one day plans to join. Her wish experience has cemented in her a desire to one day become a cardiothoracic surgeon, inspired by the passion and dedication she witnessed in her new mentors and future colleagues. Watch Micaela’s journey unfold and witness the experiences she encountered on her wish.

Special thanks to Chris Love and Westwind Productions.
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