Houston plastic surgeon helps woman ‘deformed’ by assault


Nearly 10 months after a Houston woman was violently beaten, she is celebrating a new outlook on life.

In January, Rachel Busch broke his eyes, broke his jaw and broke most of his teeth due to an assault that refused to have sex with a man in his mother's apartment. Doctors told Bush that facial trauma seemed to be related to high-speed car accidents.

After several weeks at the hospital and several surgeries, Busch, an international ballroom dancer and yoga teacher, remains deformed, she said. Chron.com Monday.

“I looked in the mirror and was devastated. I thought I would live the rest of my life transformed. ”


Dr. Franklin Rose, a Houston plastic surgeon, entered.

Rose learned about Busch from the GoFundMe page.

“Some people in Houston saw my GoFundMe, knew my story and contacted Dr. Rose. His office contacted me, ”she said.

Rose helped her regain her natural appearance by performing a seven-hour operation on Busch through the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation, which provides free reconstructive surgery to cancer survivors and abuse victims.

“Now you can put on your makeup after ten months and feel like a normal human again. “I think I'm playing a jackpot. Dr. Rose understood so much. I'm happy to see you again. ”

Busch said he did not use a GoFundMe account, but is still raising money for future surgery.

"I'm still missing bones on my face and teeth," he said.

On October 2, Rachel's 35th birthday, InterContinental Houston – Medical Center gathered more than 50 people publicly after plastic surgery.

“It was surreal. At that moment I knew it would be okay, ”Busch said. “It was my first time since my first hair and makeup was done. I feel like a woman again. It was a magical night. ”

Court records show that Donovan Micah Jones was charged with a weighted assault that resulted in serious personal injury with a $ 40,000 bond in Harris County prison. He is due to appear in court on October 30.


Marcy de Luna is a digital reporter. You can follow her on Twitter. Bot backup bot Facebook @MarcydeLuna. Read her story on breaking news Chron.com and subscriber site HoustonChronicle.com.

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