Bridget LeeAnn Harrison
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Harrison, Bridget LeeAnn was born on October 6, 1983, in Wichita, KS to parents, Paul Barry and Carolyn Harrison. On May 5, 2018 in Houston, TX, Bridget lost her hard-fought battle with Anorexia, depression and chronic pain. Bridget attended East IB High School, graduated from the University of Missouri Summa Cum Laude with degrees in Biology and Spanish. Bridget earned her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed plastic surgery residency at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas and a Clinical Fellowship in hand surgery at the University of California Los Angeles. She began her surgery practice as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Baylor College School of Medicine in 2017. Bridget completed a large body of medical research and was widely published, more than her years would suggest. Her accomplishments were many, including membership in Phi Beta Kappa Society, the University of Missouri 39 Society, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and Mensa. Bridget loved to see the world and traveled boldly. She visited many countries. She was fluent in Spanish and loved Spain best of all. She gave her time freely and cared for others, even when she had little left for herself, by volunteering at free clinics in medical school and her residency. She was meticulous and stalwart in both her beliefs and actions. Bridget often found ways to give back to her community by volunteering at food banks, as a translator, and in more ways than can be captured here. Bridget was predeceased by her grandparents, Hermina and Thomas Fitzpatrick and Herbert and Billy Harrison. She is survived by her parents, Paul and Carolyn Harrison of Wichita, KS; her sisters, Alicia Harrison (Nick Peyer) of Excelsior, MN and Megan Harrison (Greg Schwartz) of Houston, TX; and her nephews, Evan Peyer, Andrew Peyer, Nathaniel Peyer; nephew/godson, Harrison Schwartz; and niece, Harper Schwartz. She will be remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, professional colleagues and patients. For others to remember Bridget, The Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has established an annual award in her name to be given to a deserving plastic surgery resident. A remembrance of Bridget's life will be held at East Heights United Methodist Church, 4407 E Douglas, Wichita, KS on May 26th at 1pm. In honor of Bridget's love of color, wear something colorful. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are being established in her name at the University of Kansas Endowment-UKSM-W, University of Texas Southwestern- Dallas, TX and Baylor College of Medicine-Houston. These funds will support medical education. To contribute to Memorials for Bridget L. Harrison, mail to your choice: University of Kansas Endowment-KUSM-W, 1010 North Kansas St, Wichita, KS 67214; Global Surgery Fellowship, c/o Holly Shilstone, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030-3431; or UT-Southwestern, Dept. of Plastic Surgery, c/o Caren McGratty, 1801 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75390-9132. Online gifts may be made at www.kuendowment.org/givenow and in the "My gift will benefit" section, please include "In memory of Bridget L. Harrison." This will support international travel for medical students.

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Published in Wichita Eagle from May 23 to May 25, 2018.
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May 17, 2020
I miss your brilliance being in my presence!
Sherita Thomas
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May 17, 2019
Youre never forgotten. I think of you all the time. I compare current doctors to you... not so good for them. I miss you!
Sherita Thomas
Friend
November 14, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear about Dr. Harrison. Dr. Harrison was my surgeon in Dallas. She was a terrific doctor. Very thorough, very thoughtful & very special. I recall her telling me that she was going to California for her fellowship. I didn't want to see her leave Dallas because that meant she wouldn't be returning to UTSW. She's an angel helping out however she can. That was Dr. Harrison ... always thinking of others. God Bless her beloved family.
L Falk
June 3, 2018
Christen
May 26, 2018
Beautiful ones here for a short time. She now goes on .... an Angel in our midst. Anonymous
May 26, 2018
My heart breaks for you, Carolyn and Paul, as beloved and caring superparents and mentors to the giving loving life that Bridget so freely shared. I know the hole in your hearts losing a sister, Alicia and Meghan, and I pray for healing and strength for you and your families. It is one of the biggest ironies in life that as we grieve, we also celebrate the time on this Earth shared with this very special child of God, Bridget, gone too soon from us into God's compassionate Care. Surely, together they will watch over her family and all the lives she touched around the world as all continue to honor her legacy with lives well-lived.
Jo Luther
May 25, 2018
Dr and Mrs Harrison, I am so sorry and there is no title for those of us who have lost children. I will hold you in my heart. May she come to you so you know she is OK.
Love, Collette
Collette Langford RN
May 25, 2018
Mr. & Mrs. Harrison
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. Words cannot even begin to express my sorrow. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
Sherita Thomas
May 25, 2018
Paul and Carolyn, So sad for you. We have not connected by phone but will try again after tomorrow. So sad for you and Alicia and Megan, too. Love to you my dear longtime friend, Linda Lucas
Linda and Joel Lucas
May 23, 2018
Paul and Carolyn
Usha joins me in sending condolences at this very sad news.We hope God bestows courage in you both to withstand an event of this mammoth proportions in your lives. She had a heart of gold. Bridget was also a shining star in the academic world. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Usha and Subbarao
May 23, 2018
Paul, Carolyn and family. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear daughter. I know she struggled for a long time. The world has lost a bright light.
Kelley Cramm
May 23, 2018
Paul and Carolyn,
Soren and I are so very saddened to hear of your great loss of Bridget. May peace and love surround you and your family through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.
Karen and Soren Kraemer
May 23, 2018
Paul, Carolyn and family. Words cannot express the sadness we feel for you all. Please know you're in our thoughts and prayers. Chris and Judy Hotze and family
Chris Hotze
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