The Hand of Fate (Documentary)

In the summer of 2009, Sarah Jones was a pediatric surgeon hanging out with her family at their home in the country when an accident severed three of her fingers and part of her thumb. So how does a person whose work brings such a sense of purpose confront the consequences of one random moment?



Part Two of The Current

The Hand of Fate (Documentary)

Our project on Game Changers has typically looked at a person or achievement that's had long lasting impact. Dr. Sarah Jones certainly believed her personal game changing moment would be longlasting -- a permanent end to a successful career as a surgeon. And the Kingston, Ontario doctor wasn't alone in thinking she'd never operate again.

The Hand of Fate was produced by Lorenda Reddekopp.

Wednesday Mail: OxyContin

Starting Thursday, shipments of the painkiller OxyContin will be replaced with an alternate drug, Oxy-NEO that's harder to abuse. But the abrupt end to OxyContin deeply concerns some health professionals who fear a health and safety crisis as thousands of addicts go into withdrawal.

Our story earlier this week prompted some response and we shared some of our listeners' views on this topic.

To have your say, go to our website. Or via Canada Post: Box 500, Station A, Toronto, M5W 1E6.


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