Ashley Packer - Dr. Marga's October 2009 Mermaid of the Month
"Losing both of your breasts at the age of 24 is a terrifying thing to go through. People would tell me," it doesn't matter whether or not you have breasts. They do not define you as a woman." They were also women who had never faced this decision head on. I cannot tell you how comforting it was to wake up from my bilateral mastectomy and still have a breast mound. No matter how little they resembled my old breasts, I still had breasts. That is what mattered most to me. I spared myself the devastation of looking into the mirror and not feeling like my old self."
"The decision to have Dr. Massey perform my reconstruction is one that has impacted my life forever. She has done something for me that no one else could ever do. I am so happy with the person that I am today, inside and out. Dr Massey, Thank you for making me feel whole again. I will forever be grateful to you!"
- Ashley Packer