27 Aug '12, 8pm

Stuck in traffic, a cancer surgeon commandeered a little girl’s bike to get to the hospital:

Stuck in traffic, a cancer surgeon commandeered a little girl’s bike to get to the hospital:

Breast cancer surgeon Catherine Baucom is six feet tall, but she rolled up to work last Wednesday on a little girl’s pink bicycle . Baucom had been stuck in nightmarish traffic after a serious accident that shut down the interstate, but she knew her patient was waiting at the surgery center. So she hopped off the highway, drove to a friend’s house, and commandeered his 8-year-old daughter’s bike. Baucom was on her way to the BRASS Surgery Center in Baton Rouge, La., when a cinematically huge chain of accidents — involving two 18-wheelers, a mail truck, a tanker truck, rolls of sheet metal, and isobutane vapor — shut down the highway. After sitting in traffic for an hour and a half, Baucom was worried that she’d have to keep her patient waiting for a procedure that’s already stressful enough as it is. So she made a detour to the nearby house of her colleague Brian Barnett, ...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/stuck-in-traffic-cancer-surgeon-com...

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