Elizabeth Croll: ASPS Patient of Courage 2016
Mrs. Elizabeth Croll was selected as an American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Patient of Courage in 2016. During a boating accident that occurred within 1 month after graduating from Harvard Business School, she was struck by an oncoming boat and suffered severe facial trauma, resulting in an open skull injury with loss of her right eye. She has since undergone multiple reconstructive surgical procedures beginning in 1997 and continuing up to the month before she was awarded the ASPS Patient of Courage. During this time, she got married, started a family, and continued an ambitious business career. Mrs. Croll is the epitome of an individual who has overcome tragedy to further her career, her community, and access to medical care for indigent children.