Reconstructing Lives

Reconstructing Lives highlights state-of-the-art reconstructive procedures through compelling stories of patient experiences.

Kelsea HendersonRead about 18-year-old Kelsea Henderson who, over several years, has undergone numerous complex surgeries to her back and chest as a result of a rare cancer. Kelsea had her last reconstructive operation in January 2008, was named Homecoming Queen a few months later, and received a full college scholarship before year's end.

She faced repeated adversity, multiple complex surgeries, and seemingly incurable cancer, and yet has triumphed magnificently and now looks forward to what she humbly calls a "normal life."

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