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Alyshia's story

Alyshia's story

One of our patients, Alyshia Shimizu, contracted necrotizing fasciitis, commonly referred to as flesh eating disease, when she was 5 years old. Physicians at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California treated her as a burn patient and saved her life. At the Honolulu Shriners Hospital, Alyshia underwent dozens of skin grafting surgeries and physical therapy. Today, Alyshia is a beauty queen, City Council honoree and anti-bullying advocate. She credits her Shriners Hospital therapist, Lori Mizoguchi, for helping her develop self-confidence and discover her beauty from within.

Read about Alyshia’s story in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser