Medical and surgical care for domestic violence survivors

Donated services helping survivors like Melissa Dohme

Helping survivors of domestic violence cope with their injuries is so important to the doctors and staff at MassachusettsEye and Ear Infirmary that they donate their services for free so that survivors can improve the quality of their lives.

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Melissa Dohme during a visit to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Melissa Dohme has undergone 10 reconstructive procedures since leaving the hospital. She goes to the Facial Nerve Center every few months for medical Botox treatments, physical therapy and scar revision. Doctors there also put a platinum weight in her eyelid because she can't close her eye otherwise.

All services on Melissa's most recent trip to Boston were paid for. They are currently sending her three boxes of prescription scar tape -- each costing $600 - at no cost to her. The tape will take all the redness out of her scars leaving them much closer to skin tone.

Without the financial help, Melissa would not be able to afford this type of treatment on an ongoing basis.

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