Michael’s Story – Occipital Neuralgia

Out of the blue, Michael developed vertigo and in response to this, he developed occipital neuralgia, a condition characterized by severe pain in the upper neck, back of the head, or behind the ears.

Anna’s Story – Lymphedema

Anna was young when she developed melanoma on her leg. Although her surgery was successful, she began struggling with unusual swelling in her right leg…

Susan’s Story – Avascular Necrosis

Months after a traumatic accident, Susan developed avascular necrosis in her ankle. Not accepting amputation as an option, she researched her condition extensively, only to find Dr. Saad…

Coletta’s Story – Brachial Plexus Reconstruction

Coletta “Mickey” Coles was left with nerve damage after a bad fall, resulting in loss of functionality in her hand. She went to see Dr. Elkwood, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction. Dr. Elkwood performed brachial plexus reconstruction. Coletta is back doing the things she used to do, including simple activities we call take for granted, such as typing and opening doors.

Melani’s Story – Breast Reconstruction

Melani Vincelli tells her story, which starts with stomach cancer and ends with breast reconstruction after having a double mastectomy. Follow Melani as she bravely traverses her journey …