The operation in progress was being beamed live to hundreds of different hospitals around the world.
Markus Gray and his team were hoping to make history as they attempted a pioneering operation that could potentially enrich the lives of millions of children worldwide.
Everything went smoothly. Months of preparation came to fruition in the space of less than ten minutes on the operating table.
The team had dared to dream, dared to think the unthinkable, but they had, and the world would be a better place for their dreams - they had separated a teenage girl from her mobile phone.