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Last season we met Brandi, who was the victim of domestic abuse and was nearly killed.
She says her husband beat her, banged her head on the concrete of a road and tried to pull her eye out. She was left with a severely damaged right eye and developed double vision. It was also difficult for her to read because her ripped eye muscle kept her eye from tracking back and forth.
Dr. Zoumalan performed a micro-needling technique to treat the skin graft on her eye to make it less bulky, which allowed it to heal better. Dr. Boxer Wachler and Dr. Wright perform a second surgery to help treat her double vision.
A transformed Brandi, her daughter Taylor and her team of specialists join The Doctors. Before her amazing surgery, she says that every day she was reminded of the abuse, but now following the procedures, she tells us, "I don't think about it at all."
"My vision is great," she continues, explaining she no longer experiences double vision." It's awesome. I never knew it could be this good."
She adds, "Today, I'm happier... I'm more confident. He did not win." Her daughter Taylor says, "I'm really happy for her. I'm extremely proud... I just can't wait to see what she does in the future."
Brandi, who is now a motivational speaker and shares her harrowing story, tells others who might be in an abusive relationship, "Leave today, because there might not be tomorrow."
If you or someone you know is in danger of domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.