Some of our patients want to share their recovery stories with you. They all started their recovery journies just like any of you – unsure and scared, but with big motivation to change their current situation for the better. Working hard together with our specialists, they managed to achieve results with which they are very happy. Here you can find their stories – how they started, what their recovery journey was like, and what results they achieved.
We wish that their stories will inspire others and let them believe that hope exists for everyone and with hard work you can bring your smile back!
Gabriela is a TV reporter from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She had Bell’s palsy due to Ramsay Hunt syndrome (herpes zoster virus) on the left side of her face in December 2013. Due to this, she could not follow her dream anymore. Thanks to her hard work in the clinic, Gabriela was able to reach positive results and be back in front of the cameras, following her passion.
Rana is a PhD student from Tehran, Iran. She had Bell’s palsy in August 2014. Since then, she had developed several complications, which disturbed her study process. Furthermore, Rana’s little son started to mimic her asymmetric smile. Now Rana can smile better and finish her studies, as the complications don’t bother her anymore.
Aline is from Paraguay. She had the paralysis since birth. At first, it was not a problem for her, but when she started to be bullied at school, she wanted to become better. They went to various doctors for some treatments, however, it didn’t bring significant improvements. Aline learned to live with it, until one day she saw on TV her hope for a cure.
Hannah came to us form UK. She had Bell’s palsy in Jun 2015. Her recovery took a longer time and she developed some complications, such as synkinesis, asymmetric smile, tightness and pains in her face. She started her program at Crystal Touch in September 2016, and continued until June 2017. Two years later she was able to smile with confidence again. Just in time for her wedding in October!
Most of the stories of the patients shared here are treated within the scope of our Humanitarian Project – “Bring back your Smile!” Under this project, with the help of your donations, advice and suggestions, we are able to treat our patients completely free of charge, allowing those who are not able to pay for their flights, accommodation or treatment to bring back their smile and recover from Bell’s palsy complications.