Female Police Officer featured on the “Today Show,” and the State of the Union Address in Washington D.C. was injured when shot in the face and chest – plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose repairs her wounds and scar tissue in Houston.
HOUSTON, TX – Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose performed necessary reconstructive surgery for Houston mom, and hero police officer Ann Carrizales following her traumatic injury to her face and breast caused by gunshot wounds to the head and neck.
During a routine traffic stop, Texas police officer and former United States Marine Ann Carrizales took two bullets at point-blank range resulting in traumatic injury to her chest when the kevlar pierced her “bullet-proof” vest causing a large disfiguring wound into the breast area. Nonetheless, she chased and apprehended the suspect even while terribly wounded.
Ann was also significantly injured when she was shot in the face as the bullet entered near the cheek area and exited near her ear-yet she still went after the bad guys- see her dramatic story as aired on the Today Show:
Watch the video: https://www.today.com/news/shot-face-cop-chases-suspect-giving-not-option-8C11504098
Ann says, “The incident itself (taking the gunshots) was the easy part, compared to the healing process both physically and emotionally has really proven to be the most difficult aspect for me so far. The real challenge continues to be my journey back to health and healing which I do admit the resulting pain and trauma at times has brought me to my knees. Dr. Rose has been an amazing help to me on this journey to help me feel better and I want to continue to share my story of healing with others.”
Noted Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose performed reconstructive surgery on Ann and repaired some of the significant and disfiguring damage due to her traumatic injuries on May 22.
Ann’s story was featured on NBC with Emmy award-winning anchor Dominique Sachse on KPRC Channel 2 in Houston
About the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation: The Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by Dr. Franklin Rose and his wife, Cindi Harwood Rose, in memory of Cindi’s sister, Holly Harwood, who died after a long battle with breast cancer. The foundation’s mission is to better serve those in need who cannot afford reconstructive surgery after undergoing certain types of treatments for cancer and injuries. The foundation’s primary focus is breast cancer survivors, but they also support hospital art programs for children with cancer and provide free breast reconstruction surgery, and other types of surgeries for uninsured or under-insured survivors of injuries.
Funded by donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations, the foundation has helped hundreds of people since its inception in 1999. If you would like to learn more about the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation or make a donation, please visit their website at www.hollyroseribbon.com.
About Dr. Franklin Rose: Noted as a “TOP DOC” by Life & Style Magazine– “Stars’ Fabulous Lives: When celebrities want to go under the knife, who do they call? Dr. Franklin Rose! He’s the Houston-based plastic surgeon stars travel to when they want a makeover.” Known for his work on famous reality stars such as Bachelorette Trista Sutter, Bachelor winner Vienna Girardi, Shah’s of Sunset Lilly Ghalichi, and many others; Dr. Rose has also been featured on numerous television shows, including “The Dr. Phil Show,” “MTV’s I Want a Famous Face,” Bravo’s “Married to Medicine,” and interviewed by CNN, Life and Style Magazine, USA Today, and more.
Dr. Franklin Rose, named “The Michelangelo of Plastic Surgery” by Houstonia Magazine is not only renowned throughout his celebrated career as the doctor for Hollywood starlets and reality TV stars– he also performs many charitable surgeries via the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation to improve the quality of life for of his patients.