Survivor Stories

Survivor Stories


Woman finds courage in journey to rebuild her face

Once known as the “woman without a face,” Carolyn Thomas helps other survivors of domestic violence

When Carolyn Thomas arrived at the office of Eugene Alford, M.D., for a preoperative visit, he greeted her with a warm embrace. She had driven three hours from her home in Waco, Texas, to see the reconstructive plastic surgeon, a dear friend and mentor. Alford ushered Thomas into an exam room at the Houston Methodist […]

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