Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Laura Monahan

  • Her name was Krystal

    Laura Monahan Rockford, Illinois, United States   Her name was Krystal; she was four years old, and she was tiny—her head barely reaching the top of my knees. She was in the hospital, again, for another surgical procedure. She had undergone twenty-one surgeries since she was born, most related to her defective bowel development, and…