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Speaking from an operating table at Pan Am Clinic, Winnipeg Free Press
humour columnist Doug Speirs asked a group of Grade 9 Aboriginal students if seeing his torn Achilles tendon get repaired was “gross.”

“I guess it’s not gross for kids, today, with all the video games . . . this would actually be a really boring video game,” Speirs joked. But 18 students from General Wolfe and Hugh John Macdonald junior high schools and Children of the Earth High School certainly weren’t bored. They watched intently as a live operation – complete with real blood, and exposed bone and tendon – was broadcast in the conference room of Pan Am Clinic.

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