Little girl and her American Girl doll have matching surgery scars

Surgeon Andrew Lodge recreated surgery scar of 5-year-old Mical Olaiz, who has congenital heart defect, on her doll.
2:00 | 06/22/18

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Transcript for Little girl and her American Girl doll have matching surgery scars
Finally tonight the little girl, her operation and the team of doctors who it turns out were looking out for her long after she left the hospital. This girl from Durham north Carolina was born with a heart defect. Now 5she's an active happy young girl. While her surgeries were successful, they left her with a large scar on her chest. Her care team at duke children's hospital came up with an idea. They offered to operate on her favorite doll. Maybe it will make her feel more comfortable about her own scar. Putting the doll through the sa surgery and giving her the same scar. Three weeks later, look at mikal as her and her mom go pick up that doll. For mikal you can't imagine what it feels like having a doll going through the same thing you went through. Mikal revealing the scar. Look at you. It's not the first time duke have done this. We've reported before on Emma Bennett who has a prosthetic leg and the moment she was given a doll just like her. She was over joyed and moments later overcome. Tonight we've now learned from mikal and her doll. She has a scar just like me. That mikal now wants to be a doctor to help other little girls just like her. So we choose mikal and her doctors as our person of the week.

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