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    From the corner of my eye Jewelsy's Avatar
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    Miracle Workers - ABC

    I've been looking forward for this show which premiers tonight.

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    From the ABC website:

    When a person's life is on the line and doctors insist that nothing more can be done, it's time to turn to the "Miracle Workers." Miracle Workers, a life-changing new series about real people overcoming insurmountable odds with the help of an elite team of medical professionals, will debut midseason on the ABC Television Network.

    The series, from DreamWorks Television and Renegade 83 Entertainment, continues the network's tradition of developing reality programming that makes impossible dreams come true.

    Each week, the show will feature two stories of ordinary people who do not have the network, access to the necessary medical community or in some cases the resources to these procedures. Their seemingly overwhelming medical problems will be taken in hand by a renowned team of medical specialists. The patients' lives will be transformed before viewers' eyes as the professionals employ cutting-edge medical technology to heal those who need it most. The team will not only restore the patients' health, but their hope in living a whole life again.

    The series will show the patients' entire journey, from first consultation with their team of doctors, to the medical procedure itself, to the effect this life-changing event will have on them and their loved ones. State-of-the-art special effects will take viewers inside the patients' bodies, showing in detail the incredible medical transformation taking place.

    The Miracle Workers team will include lead doctors Redmond Burke, a pioneering cardiac surgeon who performed New England's first heart lung transplant on a child; Billy Cohn, a cardiovascular surgeon who has been called the "Thomas Edison" of heart surgery for his impressive list of inventions that have changed surgery techniques; UCLA Medical Center nurse Janna Bullock and McLennan Community Recovery RN Tamara Houston.

    Created by Renegade 83, Miracle Workers will be executive-produced by Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (co-heads of DreamWorks Television), and David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe from Renegade 83 Entertainment. Scott Jeffress (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Trista and Ryan's Wedding) is co-executive producer.
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    I wasn't sure I was going to watch, but here I am glued to the TV! I'm only 15 minutes in and I can already tell I'm going to be bawling by the end

    The segments with the various doctors and RNs are a little cheesy and scripted, but the premise of the show is nice.
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    Just Forting Around roseskid's Avatar
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    Critical and Jewelsy! I've been watching this, too. It's rather nice to watch a show without shallow, sniping, drunk women vying for a one-dimensional idiotic bachelor. I'm actually flipping back and forth between this and The Family Makers on TLC. http://www.adoptionhelp.org/. Jewelsy, is there any part of the eye surgery that would help you?
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    Watching this for the first time right now, and I'm sucked into it good. I did find the brain probe scene with her being awake a bit uncomfortable to watch. I swear I felt my brain hurt throught that scene. But I can't wait to see the results.
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    I watched it tonight also and sat there and during most of the episode...that little fella was so brave and the girl with Tourette's....wow! I think Tourette's is such a cruel disease...to go thru life like that...when all you want to do is blend in with most people.....I was also a little freaked out about being awake during the brain surgery....not so much the surgery that would be difficult but kinda like going to the dentist and hearing the drill..the sounds is what would freak me out more.

    I really enjoy this show....its fascinating and one of those feel good type of shows.
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    I have a new love now JunkieGirl's Avatar
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    They really should put up a warning before watching: These stories can be hazardous to your tear ducts and your nose. Please have alot of Kleenex handy.

    My goodness I was not even watching 10 mins and already the tears were welling up. When her father said (about his tourette's daughter) that he felt guilty for passing on his genes to her, I lost it. What a burden of guilt for parents of an ill child to bear. I realize that some parents may feel that at times, and wonder why their child, but to hear someone verbalize that thought made me bawl my face off. I am glad for that girl. She can now drive and go to college, live life without people talking about her and staring at her. Great show, but for a sap like me, I will be crying for one full hour on Monday nights.
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    That story with the little boy had me sobbing. Stories like that make me realize how blessed I am to have a healthy boy. As for the girl with tourette, it is really something to see how debilitating it is. The poor girl can't even have a normal conversation. It is great to know something can be done in extreme cases like her's.

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    I am so upset I missed last night's episode. My sister actually has tourettes so I was very interested to see what they did with that one girl. My mother watched, however, and said she bawled her eyes out- she said it really hit home for her. Apparantly, she's not the only one who sobbed all night!

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