Revising a Nose

From: Gail Heller, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 8/14/2019
     I am seeking financial assistance to correct a failed rhinoplasty surgery that I had
in St. Paul, Minnesota, on May 7, 2018.  Unfortunately, this unhappy surgery result
altered my life forever, necessitating extensive, costly revision surgery which I, in
no way, can afford. 
     After surgical repair of a bridge of a broken nose, I was left with a surgical
disaster and thrown into confusion.  Unbelievably, the bridge was not corrected,
and my septum was shifted to the right, collapsing and blocking the right nostril.
[Two opticians and one graphics college student have each determined that the
relocated septum is now out of alignment by ½ inch, off-center on my face.  As a
result of my upper lip moving along with moved septum, my lower lip appears
skewed by 1/3 inch.]     
     I have had to endure facial disfigurement for over a year–humiliating, visual
trauma of a face skewed into a bulbous half-nose, with a nose tip resplendent
with red and purple capillaries, still too tight, still numb. Only one nostril is open
for breathing.  Not being able to breathe is frightening, causing panic.  I am
emotionally paralyzed.  This is not something one is able to “get used to.” 
     A collapsed nostril is a damp breeding ground for infection.  My health has
been compromised by chronic sinusitis, which is starting to become painful.
[Chronic Sinusitis can cause life-threatening conditions like meningitis or brain
abscess, and my doctor is not happy prescribing so many antibiotics due to my
age.]  I am hopeful this can be remedied.
     I am a young-hearted, creative 70-year-old with much to offer the world.  I am
living on an extremely limited income, a small monthly Social Security check. Sadly, 
the quality of my life has degenerated considerably; I am overwhelmed.  But I 
believe that, somehow, I will find my way through this medical nightmare.  I have
researched the services of an expert plastic surgeon for revision surgery in New
York City, a competent surgeon who knows what he is doing, that I have faith in
and with whom I feel safe.
     I have written this page to seek support from my fellow human
beings, asking for whatever you feel that you can contribute towards the cost of
revision surgery, round-trip travel from Minneapolis to New York City, along with
food and lodging for two weeks. Goal: More or less $18,000 hopefully by the end
of the year.
     Please help me.  I want to regain my health and strength, become independent,
and live again. Thank you for your concern and support to enable me to rectify this

PS:  Social Security Administration is aware of this situation and my actions, and
that my friend Norma will administer the cash flow to legitimate, appropriate
resources for my benefit.


  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 12 d


Norma Turner 
Phoenix, AZ
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