Joy Greene was walking through Beacon Hill in Boston on a summer day in 2011. The brakes of a car parked on a hill failed and hit her. The car then dragged her down the street and pinned her against the car's scalding hot catalytic converter.
She suffered skull fractures, brain injury, fractured ribs, pelvis, leg and arm, plus internal organ damage. The burns were especially painful because of the sensitive nerve endings.
A team at Mass General, including Jeremy Goverman, MD, a reconstructive plastic surgeon, took on the challenge of restoring Joy's visible outer self.