Dr. Gary Motykie, a board-certified plastic surgeon and featured doctor on Dr. 90210, established The Healing Curve, a charity to provide reconstructive surgery for breast cancer survivors. The focus of this charity is to address the needs of women who do not have insurance covering breast reconstruction after cancer surgery.
“I started The Healing Curve to help those women who have won the battle against breast cancer but have been left feeling incomplete in the process,” says Dr. Motykie, whose practice in West Hollywood includes an on-site surgery center and comprehensive med spa. “These women have already been through so much with cancer itself, and they deserve the best possible breast reconstruction that plastic surgery can offer.”
Helping Breast Cancer Survivors
The Healing Curve’s first goal is to offer the highest standard of reconstructive surgery and follow-up care to women who cannot afford it. Dr. Motykie and his team are working to build a nationwide cause that will give these women hope and build a support network for them to complete their journey. Ongoing steps to build awareness include alignment with other charities and partnerships with other doctors who appreciate the worthiness of the cause.
In addition, the charity recently participated in the “Women Who Rock” Event on October 13 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Proceeds from ticket sales and a silent auction were donated to the charity.
Expanding the Reach
Not long after founding The Healing Curve for women who have survived breast cancer, Dr. Motykie recognized that the charity could reach beyond these women as well. Because the charity is all about recreating a sense of wholeness following trauma, it can also help survivors of other physical deformities from causes ranging from other cancers, trauma and accidents, or serious illness.
“I initially performed the first breast cancer surgeries on the Dr. 90210 television series because I felt that people needed to see what hope and joy plastic surgery is capable of bringing to patients,” adds Dr. Motykie. “After the shows aired, the letters came pouring in, each story different, but with one common theme: a physical deformity and no means to correct it. These patients were not only left disfigured and scarred; they were oftentimes left with no means to pay for a quality revision surgery.”
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