'Feel good' surgeon draws cartoons on kids' dressings

Dr Robert Parry has drawn thousands of characters on surgical dressings so children are not frightened by their scar

Paediatric surgeon Dr Robert Parry has found a creative way to help children cope with their scar after waking up from surgery — he hand-draws cartoons on their bandages.


As the procedure comes to an end, the surgeon from Akron Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, US, sits down to draw a surprise character, inspired by a chat about interests with the child or their family before surgery.

So far, he has drawn more than 10,000 characters, including Olaf from Frozen