Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
Dr. Benjamin Stong of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia has partnered with the Christy Sims Foundation to help educate the public about domestic violence and help domestic violence victims and their children recover from their injuries and emotional scars and rebuild their lives. Dr. Stong is a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstruction surgeon with a private practice located on Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Atlanta. He first became involved with Christy Sims when he learned of the brutal attack on April 28, 2013 that left her face and body severely disfigured. Christy, then 43 years old and a mother of two, was assaulted by her boyfriend with industrial grade sulfuric acid, which burned her over 20% of her body and sent her into a coma for two months.
When Dr. Stong learned of Christy’s injuries and the fact that she did not have the money needed to pay for the long-term skin treatment that was needed to repair the extensive scar tissue on her face, neck and arms, he stepped in and offered his services, free of charge. To date, Dr. Stong has donated many hours of his time and thousands of dollars worth of services, including fractionated laser resurfacing treatments to help restore the skin on Christy’s face, neck and arms. Christy’s treatment will take many years and will require hundreds of laser procedures, and possibly scar revision and other cosmetic surgeries, to improve the skin texture and quality and help normalize the appearance of her skin. Dr. Stong is committed to helping Christy throughout the remainder of her long recovery.
As an important part of a journey to rebuild her life and the lives of her two children, Christy Sims has founded the Christy Sims Foundation. The foundation will support her on that journey and provide financial resources to pay for reconstructive surgeries and psychological care. It will also serve as a lasting legacy, providing care for other victims of domestic violence in the future and supporting the ongoing fight against domestic violence. In addition to providing plastic and reconstructive surgery services to Christy, free of charge, Dr. Stong has also committed considerable resources to the Christy Sims Foundation and has recently been appointed to the foundation’s newly-formed board of directors.
When asked about his partnership with the Christy Sims Foundation, Dr. Stong had this to say: “I am humbled and honored to be a part of such a great cause, not only as a facial plastic surgeon, but also as a board member. We will work hard to restore Christy physically and emotionally, as well as raise funds to increase awareness about domestic violence and help victims in need.”
"We are thrilled to partner with Dr. Stong and Kalos, and are impressed with the resources he has already brought to bear," said Maggie Kempken, board chair of the Christy Sims Foundation. "Not only is Dr. Stong donating his plastic surgery skills to help Christy in the long-term, he has also brought in an incredible web team and social media manager to help us realize our vision as a foundation. He is truly one of Christy's angels."
About Dr. Benjamin Stong:
Dr. Benjamin Stong is the owner and founder of Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC and is dual certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). His private practice is located in Atlanta, Georgia and offers a full range of plastic surgery techniques and skin rejuvenation procedures. If you would like to get more information about Dr. Stong or Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC, please visit their website at http://www.kalos-plasticsurgery.com.
About The Christy Sims Foundation
The Christy Sims Foundation was founded in response to a tragic incident of domestic violence upon its founder, Christy Tucker Sims. On April 28, 2013, Christy was assaulted with industrial grade sulfuric acid, which burned her over 20% of her body and sent her into a coma for two months. Christy is now on a journey to rebuild her life and the lives of her two children. The mission of the foundation is to educate the community, increase awareness and raise funds to support victims of domestic violence and their children, providing resources to help them rebuild their lives, and support on their journeys to recovery. For more information, please visit http://www.christysims.org today.