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Spreading Christmas Cheer

Photo: Dr. Andy Kahn on the set of Untold Stories of the ER operating on an infant found in a less than sanitary spot.
Photo: Dr. Andy Kahn on the set of Untold Stories of the ER operating on an infant found in a less than sanitary spot.
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When I worked the night shift on Christmas Eve as a senior resident at a large county hospital Emergency Department, one of the night nurses I was working with had a wonderful Christmas surprise.

Her husband surprised her by coming to the emergency room (E.R.) dressed as Santa Claus. Several of his friends dressed up as elves. They brought bags of gifts (socks, shoes, clothes) because a large number of our patients were homeless or needy. They came singing Christmas carols and visited various patients in our E.R., which was busy, even on Christmas Eve. It was nice of him to support his wife and the poor who were there by buying gifts and spreading them to everyone that night.

-- Dr. Andy Kahn, Untold Stories of the E.R.


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