The surgeon, his palms the size of the child’s head, replaces his solid blue Kentucky Wildcats hat with a scrub cap. He knows the baby is malnourished. He understands this operation is a risk. His bright brown eyes peer over his surgical mask. They are focused, confident. A risk, yes, but better than the alternative. He speaks to his team with the same rich tone of assurance he shared with the baby’s worried parents.
This infant is in safe hands.