Monday, February 15, 2010

Something the Lord Made

Hubs and I watched a movie over the weekend that I can't help but discuss here. The movie is called "Something the Lord Made." It tells the true story of Dr. Alfred Blalock who, together with his assistant Vivan Thomas and Dr. Helen Taussig, created a life-saving surgical solution for "Blue Baby Syndrome" -- also known as Tetraology of Fallot. These pioneers opened the field of heart surgery, creating the BT Shunt (Blalock-Taussig Shunt), a variation of which is in my son's chest, keeping him alive today.

Whether or not you have a close connection to the "heart community" I think you will enjoy this movie. It is fantastic. Plain and simple. And it was obviously very inspiring to hubs and I since it deals with the onset of heart surgery. I found the movie very informative as the challenges of developing surgical techniques on the heart were met head-on with Dr. Blalock's determination and Vivian Thomas' vast skills and creativity.

Do yourself a favor and see this movie. It's well worth your time!