For the Victims of Domestic Violence Comes a Champion: Face Forward

For the Victims of Domestic Violence Comes a Champion: Face Forward

On Saundra‚Äôs 28th birthday, she caught her husband cheating with another woman.  He beat her into unconsciousness and  left her on the sidewalk.  He later told the police that she had been mugged.  As a result of the blunt force trauma she had suffered, Saundra developed necrotizing fasciitis, a rare skin-eating bacterial infection which nearly took her life and cost her all the skin, muscle, and feeling on the right side of her face and…

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Face Forward

Dr. David Alessi and his wife, businesswoman Deborah Alessi, have a mission: provide physical and emotional reconstruction for women and children victimized by domestic and gang-related violence, both of which have become epidemic. Every 15 seconds somewhere in the United States an act of domestic violence occurs, leaving 2.5 million victims each year to live forever with the physical and psychological effects of such abuse. Globally, at least one in three women has been physically…

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Putting Visible Pain Into a Smile

FACE FORWARD EVENT HELPS VICTIMS OF ABUSE PUT THEIR BEST FACE FORWARD On March 8th, socialites, celebrities, international dignitaries and friends of the nonprofit charity Face Forward gathered beneath the evening sky at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills to show their support for Dr. David Alessi and his wife Deborah Alessi and their two year old organization founded to help women surgically and emotionally erase the disfigurement and scars resulting from violent attacks they have…

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