In addition to providing guidance for difficult cases, my responsibility is to make this a fun place to go to work. I want everyone on the staff to know how that they are directly helping sick or injured children, and share the rewards of making children and families happy.My job is to make sure that visits are as fun as possible for our patients, that families get their questions answered, and that we mimize the hassles inherent in the medical system.One young woman was training to be an Olympic gymnast until she began experiencing career-ending back pain. She visited many doctors, and underwent MRI’s, injections, and even experimental treatments, all to no avail. After diagnosing a rare type of fracture in her spine, I performed minimally invasive surgery, and removed a bone chip that was causing her pain. She went home the same day and returned a week later, proudly demonstrating back-bends in my office, pain-free. This is a child who, prior to the surgery, had lost her life’s goal, and was becoming depressed; now she is pursuing her goal of competing in the Olympics.