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The determined and feisty spirit of 11-year-old Alyssa Hartin is infectious. Alyssa is a pediatric plastic surgery patient who was treated by Ahmed M Afifi, MD. Alyssa’s arm suffered severe damage during a serious car accident in Louisiana. With her arm in critical condition, Alyssa traveled 18 hours back to Wisconsin to be immediately rushed into surgery with Dr. Afifi. But for all she has been through so far, and there will be more operations in the future, Alyssa’s positive attitude has helped her and those around her cope with her serious injury.

Click here to watch the heart-warming story of Alyssa’s accident, her reconstructive surgery, and her ongoing recovery. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System