THE 2014 UPLIFTING EVENT... a magical night!
On behalf of Drs. Feingold, Israeli, Korn and Light, I thank you for sharing The Uplifting Event with us. We are delighted at the responses that we have received and the impact it had on so many individuals. One of the medical professionals who attended said, “You could feel the love in the room…it was beyond uplifting”.
The evening was kick started by a performance of "Twist and Shout" by Drs. Feingold, Israeli and Korn, our PA Nik McEnerney, Mary Daniels, Jen Grabowski, Jean Hemry and Lisa Nieibling. Mollie Sugarman performed as the "Divine Ms. M" singing "You've Gotta Have Friends," followed by author, Lori Phair reading an original poem. The patient models then walked the runway proud! "All that Jazz" was choreographed by Laura Leigh Carroll and members of our Sisterhood of Support - Debi, Carol, Ronni, Linda and Tricia offered a spectacular performance!
The first Sisterhood of Support Award was presented to Erica Misorek who designed and created the "femPOWER belt" and a foundation that would provide these to women first starting their journey. She's made a difference not only with this amazing contribution but also as a role model to other women in how she embraces life.
You all helped us raise more than $13,000 for BRA Day USA, the Breast Reconstruction Awareness initiative of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Foundation. Your generous contributions will help in developing cutting edge research, providing patient care programs, furthering breast reconstruction awareness and education, and offering financial assistance to organizations supporting the surgical care of uninsured or under-insured women who need breast reconstruction. YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Here are a few comments from individuals who shared their thoughts about their experience at this event:
"THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!
The evening was fantastic, awesome, an inspiration to all.
Thank you, Dr. Israeli, for being part of my physical restoration and for providing the Patient Empowerment Program for the emotional restoration of both my husband and myself".
"Just wanted to say we had a wonderful time at the event. It really was so special, the atmosphere was filled with unconditional love and support. Everyone was so compassionate and friendly. I don't think I have ever been surrounded by so many caring people at one time. Thank you so much for making this part of my journey so "UPLIFTING".
"From the first time I was seen in the office, I was so comfortable with the staff and Dr. Korn, I knew I was in the best of hands. I think I already shared with you that it felt like a guest, not a patient."
"I am so loving my new body, and thankful that I was referred to your office."
"This event is beyond inspiring...I had never expected a such strong support... Your guys' love and support is the best remedy a breast patient can get."
"I am truly blessed to be your and Dr. Feingold's patient. You not just changed me physically, but also have been leading me to a new life! It was the best night of my life."
" Dear Mollie: Words can't express the wonderful feeling of community and caring I experienced at "The Uplifting Event". I am honored to have been invited and to witness the caring and commitment of the docs and yourself and all the participants. Your team has an amazing bond and passion for helping your patients into recovery and beyond. Quality of life is a "buzz word" these days in healthcare. It is obvious that the team at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery strives to insure that each patient reaches their goal in recovery and beyond and truly reclaims their quality of life."
Thank you all for allowing me to share in such a wonderful evening of hope and empowerment!