A Miracle on Christmas Eve

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At lunchtime on Christmas Eve, 2009, Dr Stephanie Martin was conferring with a patient in her office at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. Lithe, with fine bones and long limbs, Martin, 42, looked more like a ballerina in scrubs than the head of high-risk obstetrics at a major metropolitan hospital.

She was, in fact, a competitive ballroom dancer with the kind of energy and precision of movement that served her well during medical crises…

 

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