Patients of Courage
Firefighter Marvin Benton sustained burns on more than 30 percent of his body on April 5, 1993, when a burning house collapsed on him. Over the next two years, Benton underwent eight operations to restore hand function, remove unsightly and painful keloids scars and reconstruct both ears with rib cartilage.
Dana Donofree was diagnosed with breast cancer two months before her wedding day at age 27. Donofree, now 36, underwent a bilateral mastectomy with implant reconstruction in 2010.
Carol Bryan underwent seven reconstructive surgeries after suffering a botched facial cosmetic procedure that resulted in severe facial disfiguration.