Pediatric Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Patient Stories

Charmella and Journey Prince

Journey’s Story

When Charmella Prince went for her 20-week pregnancy ultrasound, she was excited to learn the gender of her baby. Her excitement changed when she learned that her unborn baby had the congenital defect cleft lip and palate.

PJ's Story

PJ's Story

When PJ Ross was just 3 months old, concerns raised by his pediatrician at a routine visit led to a surprising diagnosis. Unilateral craniosynostosis – a birth defect in which the bones on one side of the skull grow together too early.

Barbara Marlowe and UH Rainbow patient Teeba

Teeba’s Story

After learning of a young Iraqi girl named Teeba who was severely burned in an IED explosion, a local woman worked to bring Teeba to the U.S., where she underwent 19 surgeries at UH Rainbow to help her regrow her skin.