On Tuesday, February 20th 2018 Girl Scout Troop 40780 made a visit to the Cardiac Surgery Department. Troop leader, Kristen Schotts, made contact with Cardiac Administration hoping the girls could meet some of their "Hometown Heros".
Kristen said, "Every year, Girl Scout Troops think about who their hero is in their community. This person, or group, is called their Hometown Hero. It only took our girls 10 seconds to think before they yelled out doctors, surgeons, UofM Heart Surgeons!”
During their visit the girls were able to meet Dr. Deeb, Dr. Kim, Dr. Si and Dr. Sassalos along with several Cardiac Surgery Fellows and a Clinical Care Coordinator. The group took about 40 minutes to speak with the girls and answer questions. In return the troop had brought some boxes of Girls Scout cookies to share with all Cardiac faculty & staff.
When asked why the girls chose UofM Cardiac Surgery, they responded,
“The number one reason the UofM heart surgeons are our Hometown Heros is, you save lives every day. One of the lives you saved was one of our dads. You work so hard and you care about people. One of us wants to be a heart surgeon when we grow up. You are an important part of our community and we’re happy to have you here” ~Girls from Troop 40780