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After 9 surgeries, Emily walks down the aisle

Emily and Mitch dance at their weddingEmily (Lagor) Monteiro, 25, wasn’t sure she’d be walking or dancing at her June 13 wedding. However, she achieved both—an accomplishment she credits to Drs. Pierre d’Hemecourt and Lyle Micheli, both from Boston Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine. “They’re my superheros.”

It’s a bold statement for a young woman who admits to being terrified of anesthesia. But that fear helped solidify her relationship with Micheli.

Prior to one of her surgeries, nurses couldn’t get Emily’s IV started.

“I cried the whole way to the operating room. I was creating a scene. They finally got the IV in. The last thing I remembered before surgery was Dr. Micheli rushing in and giving my hand a big squeeze.”

Since then, Emily and Micheli have shared this special pre-surgical ritual.

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