"28th July, 1968 was a day that changed my life. From being a fit, attractive and energetic 20 year old mum with an 8 month old baby I became an unattractive, disabled female with little hope of continuing to live a normal life. On this day, I was involved in a serious road accident that left me with a badly disfigured face, brain damage with memory loss, multiple vision, a hand that had been sewn back after being almost severed."
"In June 2013, I was in an exercise class when I had a sudden pain in my left hip. At first, I thought I had pulled a muscle in my groin. After I realized I had a more serious problem, I looked up the best hip doctors in New York City and found Dr. Buly (and HSS). Dr. Buly immediately diagnosed me with torn labrums and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in both hips. At first, I thought I might never run again. I was wrong. "
"I was born with a dislocated hip. As a young child I spent 2 years in body casts. I never had surgery to correct this. When I was 48 the pain was so severe I knew I needed to do something. I visited 2 orthopedic surgeons. They both agreed they did not know if they could make me better after surgery as the standard prostheses would not fit me as I had no hip socket. Then I found HSS and Dr Figgie. He assured me he could correct my problem with a custom made prostheses. "