EXCLUSIVE: Mother whose face was disfigured in a horrific motorcycle accident begs doctors to do an EIGHTH reconstructive surgery to fix her dropping eye and blocked nostril
- Hope and her two daughters meet with LA-based Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow on Monday night’s episode of the E! reality series Botched
- In a preview clip, Hope explains she had slammed face-first into a steel beam
- Her youngest daughter witnessed the crash, and it was her screams that alerted a nearby paramedic who ended up saving the mom’s life
- After seven surgeries, Hope still has a drooping eye and scar tissue in her nostril
- Despite her suffering, she says the worst part for her is knowing her daughters will always carry emotional trauma from the accident
A mother is preparing to undergo her eighth reconstructive surgery after her face was disfigured in a horrific motorcycle accident that emotionally traumatized her two daughters.
In a preview clip from Monday night’s episode of the E! reality series Botched, Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow meet with Hope and her children, one of whom had witnessed the moment her face slammed into a steel beam years ago.
‘My leg was trapped, so my upper body came over, and I face planted the I-beam behind the guardrail,’ Hope tells the plastic surgeons.
Last shot: Hope is hoping Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow can help fix her disfigured face on Monday night’s episode of Botched
Life-changing: The mom had slammed face-first into a steel beam during a horrific motorcycle accident. She has has seven reconstructive surgeries, so far
Her children were 10 and 14 at the time; her youngest was there with her when she crashed, but, thankfully, in a separate vehicle.
Hope’s daughter explains that her mom had wrecked in front of a paramedic’s house and her screaming as a little girl was what drew his attention to the accident.
‘He came running over, and he had her all ready before an ambulance even got there,’ she recalls of the man who saved her mother’s life.
‘Hope is very lucky that a paramedic was there,’ Dr. Dubrow notes in his testimonial. ‘Ironically, the unluckiest day in her life was also, weirdly, one of the luckiest.’
Family affair: Hope has the support of her two daughters during the emotional consultation with the plastic surgeons
Traumatic: Her youngest daughter (pictured) witnessed the crash, and it was her screams that alerted a nearby paramedic who ended up saving the mom’s life
The mom needed a feeding tube for a year after the accident, and she has had seven surgeries to reconstruct her face, so far.
She admits that she doesn’t like the appearance of her drooping eye, explaining: ‘I don’t have two of the same eye.’
She also has an issue with the amount of scar tissue in her right nasal passage.
‘If I had to rely on it to breathe, I’d suffocate,’ she explains.
Hard to handle: Dr. Nassif (left) and Dr. Debrow (right) can’t help but ask the girls how the trauma of their mom’s accident had affected them emotionally
Forgotten: Hope’s eldest daughter admits that she blocked out that time in her life and doesn’t remember the details
Heartbroken: Hope can barely speak as she fights back tears after learning her daughter has blocked out the traumatic moment in their lives
Dr. Dubrow can’t help but ask what it was like for the girls emotionally to have their mother, the person they love most in the world, come home after nearly dying in an accident.
‘I really just don’t remember,’ Hope’s eldest daughter says, pausing.
When Dr. Nassf asks her to elaborate, she says she doesn’t recall the details of what she did on a daily basis.
Hope can barely speak as she fights back tears after learning her daughter has blocked out the traumatic moment in their lives.
‘I feel like what happened to me is nothing to what happened to them emotionally,’ she says in her testimonial. ‘I feel like they’re always going to carry that.’