Ilianexy Morales and Dr. Jacono appeared on the TV show Facing Trauma. In this video they are being interviewed by Anderson Cooper. Ilianexy is a survivor of domestic violence and Dr. Jacono is her surgeon.
Ilianexy has bravely decided to come out publically in effort to educate women on their options to avoid damaging relationships. As seen in this interview, her message to women is, there are options for you.
Ilianexy was stabbed over 40 times by her ex boyfriend, who was sentenced to 15 years in jail. She has undergone 17 surgeries since the attack.
Dr. Jacono is a member of a national group of surgeons called Face to Face, who provide pro bono plastic and reconstructive surgery to women who have been victimized by domestic violence.