GIVING HOPE TO THE HELPLESS
As always, there are patients who touch us in a special way. In February, we had the opportunity to meet Esperanza, who is thirty-nine years old. Esperanza has suffered a great deal this last year. While having a seizure, she fell into a fire and was severely burned on her face, neck, arms and chest. It was an event that caused her life to be forever changed.
Plastic Surgeons Michael Hueneke, Philip Strawther, and Dwayne Fulks realized that this was going to be a multi-step process but first, they wanted to give her more mobility in her neck area by removing some of the scar tissue. As she waited for her surgery, Susan Thomas sat and held her hand so she did not have to wait alone. Susan Easterling is pictured here, helping Esperanza with her dinner. It is almost impossible for Esperanza to chew, so Susan helps her with a syringe of a high protein pudding. In Spanish, Esperanza means “hope”. we thank God for our talented surgeons who gave Esperanza her esperanza..