Navigation Links
Towson Student Wins Courage Award, Turns Facial Differences Into Positive Tool
Date:10/28/2008

Honored at American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting

CHICAGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Erin Hope Williams, a Baltimore native born with a rare congenital deformity who turned her differences into a positive teaching tool, will be the proud recipient of the 2008 Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity Award, at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2008 conference, Saturday, November 1, in Chicago.

The Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity program honors reconstructive plastic surgery patients, nominated by their ASPS Member Surgeons, whose lives were restored through reconstructive plastic surgery and whose charitable actions influence and benefit the lives around them. The award is supported by Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company.

"Erin has taken a facial abnormality and used it as a positive influence," said Craig Dufresne, MD, ASPS Member Surgeon. "She continues to grow and become an outstanding example of how someone can excel despite what would appear to be overwhelming odds."

Erin Williams was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized by craniofacial deformities and underdeveloped ears, eyes and mouth. She has undergone 50 surgeries, most recently in March, to reconstruct her eyes, ears, chin and cheeks.

Despite the constant interruption from school, extracurricular activities and her everyday life that undergoing numerous operations presented, Williams excelled at school, vigorously pursued her love of the arts, theater and dance, and turned her disability into a teaching tool. She passionately lectures to schools, students and teachers about her condition and what it has meant to her. Additionally, Williams works with special needs children at the Ridge Ruxton School in Towson. While pursuing all these interests, Williams is a 22-year-old special education major with a 3.8 GPA at Towson University scheduled to graduate in
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. NPR, Harris Corporation and Towson University Launch Global Effort To Make Radio Accessible to Hearing and Sight Impaired
2. The Largest and Most Comprehensive College Dating and Sex Survey Uncovers Surprising Behaviors of Students In and Out of the Bedroom
3. Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired Celebrates Opening of New Student Dormitory
4. The Lanier Law Firm Announces Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Rice University, Former Coach, NCAA, Others in Students Sickle-Cell Death
5. College Students Seek Healthcare Solutions on Eve of Debate
6. Big Tobaccos Grip on Colleges and Students Loosens, But Still Holding Strong: New Report Examines Trends on Campuses
7. Survey: Tanorexia common among university students
8. ReachMD, LLC Announces New Strategic Partnership With The American Medical Student Association
9. Study reveals gap in HIV testing knowledge among college students
10. AMA Foundation Presents the Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship to Promising Medical Student From Southeast Alaska
11. Suicidal thoughts among college students more common than expected
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... Over 31 million Americans suffer from low ... back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, ... work. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year trying ... back pain are not due to organic conditions such as ... Pete, a busy accountant, had little time for physical activity ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 2014 The elegant bamboo floorings from ... their houses in an environmentally conscious way with the ... materials and have an aluminum oxide finish to help ... for high-traffic areas. , Recently, the company has released ... floorings . These fresh items are specially made for ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... well-known bamboo product manufacturer and retailer, has unveiled its new ... excited to reveal the new items, and it has decided ... every customer can get a discounted price, up to 30 ... , The company’s deckings are made of the finest quality, ... are perfect for a dining room, living room, kitchen, foyer, ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 2014 For decades it has been ... chiropractic adjustments are dangerous and cause strokes, cervical artery ... they do not recommend chiropractic to their patients. Now ... do refer to chiropractors because they have read the ... new research has popped up that tries to cast ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... in skin care? What can soften skin, replenish and nourish ... from Sublime Beauty®. , "Client after client raves about ... mask," says Kathy Heshelow, founder of Sublime Beauty®. "The ... is easy to use. Simply smooth it over cleansed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Physical Therapists Learn to Relieve Low Back Pain 2Health News:BambooIndustry.com Announces Up To 30% Discount On Its New Click Strand Woven Bamboo Floorings 2Health News:Promotional Bamboo Deckings from Well-known Online Supplier BambooIndustry.com 2Health News:Is It True That the Chiropractor Can Cause a Stroke? Dr. Harbison of AlignLife Wood River Speaks Up 2Health News:Is It True That the Chiropractor Can Cause a Stroke? Dr. Harbison of AlignLife Wood River Speaks Up 3Health News:Is It True That the Chiropractor Can Cause a Stroke? Dr. Harbison of AlignLife Wood River Speaks Up 4Health News:That "Something Special" to Improve Skin Takes Only 10 Minutes Per Week; on Sale at Sublime Beauty® 2
... commercials, print ads and a new website, OWINGS MILLS, ... announced that the Company will unveil a new advertising,campaign featuring ... of the campaign will be celebrity spokeswoman Genie Francis, who,reached ... few months on the,Medifast Program. Francis is best known to ...
... aggressive than 20 years ago, studies find , WEDNESDAY, Dec. ... be more persistent and harder to outgrow than they were ... from the Johns Hopkins Children,s Center, researchers followed more than ... egg allergy for more than 13 years. , They ...
... daily,"Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:, ... America -- Wednesday, December 26th. One of the most ... years ago,the mapping of the first human chromosome. Since ... have been blueprinted, allowing,researchers to study the genes they ...
... that long ago that,pharma companies were growing their sales ... the pharma industry companies are now,shrinking their sales forces. ... flux, the fundamentals of selling remain constant: planning,targeting, relationship ... practices that reps follow within these broad areas that,separate ...
... Shareholders of Subsidiary to Invest in Nyer Medical Group;, ... Nyer Medical Group, BANGOR, Maine, Dec. 26 ... that it has reached agreement with the,minority shareholders of ... remaining 20% interest in the pharmacy chain in,fulfillment of ...
... and Their Parents to Enjoy Flexible Purchasing ... Benefits of Healthcare Gift Card, PITTSBURGH, ... it plans to present the year,s first,newborns with Prepaid Healthcare Visa(R) ... way to cover,the many costs associated with, among other life events, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Medifast, Inc. to Unveil New Advertising Campaign Featuring Genie Francis and New Web Features in Early 2008 2Health News:Medifast, Inc. to Unveil New Advertising Campaign Featuring Genie Francis and New Web Features in Early 2008 3Health News:Medifast, Inc. to Unveil New Advertising Campaign Featuring Genie Francis and New Web Features in Early 2008 4Health News:Fewer Children Outgrowing Allergies to Milk, Eggs 2Health News:Pharmaceutical Sales: Best Practices for Pharmaceutical Sales Success 2Health News:Nyer Medical Group Reaches Agreement to Acquire Minority Interest in Pharmacy Chain Subsidiary 2Health News:Nyer Medical Group Reaches Agreement to Acquire Minority Interest in Pharmacy Chain Subsidiary 3Health News:Highmark to Present State's Newest Residents with Healthcare Gift Cards 2
(Date:8/19/2014)... DUBLIN , Aug. 19, 2014 ... the "Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing - Global Strategic Business ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Pharmaceutical Contract ... Injectables (Injections, Vials, and IV solutions), Solid Dosage Forms ... (Syrups, Suspensions, Gels, Creams & Ointments). The ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Aug. 19, 2014 Research and Markets ... Type of Material, by Technology, by Application & by Region- ... offering. The demand for membranes is estimated ... the market to $29.31 billion Membrane technology was ... such as water filtration and kidney dialysis. In modern times, ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... NEW YORK , Aug. 19, 2014 ... the crucial component needed to make Big Data in ... drive system sales.  As part of the American Recovery ... to electronic medical record (EMR) projects and penalties will ... Kalorama Information, in its complete study of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing - Strategic Business Report 2014 2Global Membranes (MF, RO, UF, Gas Separation, Dialysis, NF) Market - Forecasts to 2019 2Kalorama: EMR Paves the Way for Big Data 2Kalorama: EMR Paves the Way for Big Data 3
... Dec. 3 Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK ) announced ... repurchase up to $750 million of its common stock. The ... the Company,s management based on their evaluation of market conditions, stock ... Purchases may be made from time to time in the ...
... , , MARQUETTE, Mich., Dec. 3 ... innovative medical devices, received 2 awards in the Cervical ... gala held recently in San Francisco, California in conjunction ... Pioneer Surgical,s next generation technologies receiving awards were the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Stryker Announces $750 Million Share Repurchase Program and Declares a $0.15 Per Share Quarterly Dividend 2Pioneer(R) Surgical Technology, Inc. Receives Prestigious Spine Technology Awards 2
... articulating (22° and 45° in both directions) ... resection, transection and anastomosis for open surgery ... two triple-staggered rows of staples and simultaneously ... The instrument is designed for multiple use ...
... Units With Titanium Staples for ... (Single Use Reloadable Stapler with ... Suture™ PREMIUM MULTIFIRE TA™ stapler ... pediatric and thoracic surgical procedures ...
... The Auto Suture™ POLY GIA™ ... two, double staggered rows of LACTOMER™ ... the tissue between the two, double ... GIA™ 75-.060 single use surgical stapler ...
... ILA™ 75 single-use stapler, anastomotic type, ... resection, transection, and/or the anastomosis of ... The ILA™ 75 single-use stapler, anastomotic ... the resection, transection, and/or the anastomosis ...
Medicine Products: