This plastic surgery testimonial describes the journey of Anne Chesson of Saraland, Ala., a teenage girl who underwent plastic surgery procedures after she was struck and dragged by a school bus as a child. She sustained life-threatening injuries, losing 45 percent of her skin from her chest to her knees.

Trauma center physicians saved her life and performed skin grafting, which left her with significant deformities. After enduring multiple reconstructive plastic surgeries, Anne has excelled academically and recently finished as First Runner-Up in the Teen Miss Alabama contest.

During her testimonial, Anne describes how plastic surgery has impacted her life and how grateful she is for her relationship with her plastic surgeon. Anne was selected as an ASPS Patient of Courage, an honor that she was nominated for by her ASPS Member Surgeon.