Archive for May 6th, 2009

A Doctor With a Heart, a Prom to Remember

May 6, 2009

Dr. Mike makes good on his ten-year-old promise to Stephanie

Right before eight-year-old Stephanie Pentiuk’s heart transplant surgery at the Mayo Clinic, she looked up at pediatric cardiologist Dr. Mike Ackerman and asked, “Am I going to live, Dr. Mike?” He smiled and said, “Of course you are, Stephanie. And not only are you going to survive this transplant, I’ll be dancing with you at your prom.”

Fast-forward ten years, to April 25, 2009. Stephanie, who lived in Leland, Michigan, had (more…)