The Healing Curve seeks to offer individuals who have been disfigured by an illness, accident, or prior surgical attempt the financial assistance and support they need to obtain needed reconstructive surgery, and YOU CAN HELP!

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The Healing Curve is a non-profit organization dedicated to going beyond the “cure” by giving survivors and trauma victims the chance to achieve a full emotional and physical recovery from illness or trauma. For many individuals who have been physically impacted by illness, accident, prior surgery, or birth defect, “recovery” is believed to begin once the injury has been corrected or the disease defeated. Unfortunately, “recovery” often falls short if the physical alterations to the patient’s body have not been corrected, if the patient’s body has not been return to its natural, beautiful appearance. Unfortunately, too many survivors are denied by their insurance companies the opportunity to correct the alterations caused by their trauma or illness, preventing them from achieving a truly full and complete recovery.

We believe that all survivors have the right to repair the physical damage and return their bodies to their original, beautiful shape. We believe that reconstructive surgery is more than just “cosmetic”, it is more than simply making a patient “look better”. It is a necessary step in the healing process, enabling a patient to truly overcome the physical and emotional hurdles facing their reintegration into everyday life. However, secondary aesthetic surgery is expensive and often financially impossible for individuals who have been denied insurance coverage, and may already face a mountain of medical bills stemming from the original illness or accident. Even more so than routine, truly “cosmetic” procedures, secondary aesthetic surgery is so expensive because it requires:

  • A unique skill-set: Not just any surgeon can complete a complicated reconstructive surgery. A successful reconstruction requires a unique medical and surgical skill-set, backed by years of education and experience, as well as artistic vision to ensure the final results are balanced, natural, and beautiful.
  • A team approach: Reconstructive procedures usually require the involvement of a well-coordinated team of skilled and experienced surgeons, physicians, and nurses, each with their own specialty and role to play in ensuring a successful result.
  • Extended hospital stay and recovery period: Reconstructive surgeries are complicated, extended procedures usually involving very delicate anatomical structures. These are not out-patient procedures; they involve hours, even days, of preparation, surgical time, and recovery. Hospital stays of multiple weeks are not unusual, depending on the scale of the reconstruction.
  • Multiple surgical procedures: A complete reconstruction may need to be addressed in multiple stages, each involving its own surgery and hospital stay.

Whether you or someone you love has been deeply affected by a trauma or illness, whether you have recently seen someone on the street or around town and have seen how they have struggled to cope with the reactions of society at large, or whether you have been touched by a story in the media or in your town: you can help! Your donation will bring another survivor one step closer to the full recovery they want and need. Your donation will help give another victim the chance to overcome the physical and emotional hurdles blocking their recovery. Your donation will give another person the chance to regain their natural beauty, restore their self-confidence, and regain their lives. You can help!


The Heading Curve, located in West Hollywood, is committed to helping individuals who have suffered a disfiguring life event get access to the state-of-the-art surgical techniques they need for a complete recovery. The Healing Curve is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing funding and support to individuals who do not have the financial means to undergo reconstructive surgery. The Healing Curve’s founder—Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie—has extensive experience helping people obtain the medical and aesthetic assistance they need, including researching the development of prosthetic limbs and studying at one of the nation’s premier burn and reconstructive hospitals. Focused originally on working with breast cancer survivors, The Healing Curve now seeks to offer cutting-edge reconstructive technologies to all who need it, ensuring that cancer survivors as well as victims of trauma erase the unwelcome physical reminders of the past and accentuate their natural beauty.

If you or someone you know has a physical deformity due to a birth defect, illness, traumatic event, or previous surgical experience, but cannot afford the reconstructive surgery required for complete physical and emotional recovery, contact us today to find out how The Healing Curve can help. We look forward to speaking with you today!