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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

21-year-old woman becomes youngest in US to receive face transplant




A 21-year-old woman who shot herself in the face in a failed suicide bid has become the youngest person in the US to receive a face transplant.
Katie Stubblefield says she doesn’t remember much about the day in March 2014 when she shot herself with a .308-caliber hunting rifle in a bathroom of her Mississippi home.
The then-18-year-old had just found out her boyfriend had been texting another girl, and also recently undergone surgery for gastrointestinal problems, according to the National Geographic, which chronicles Stubblefield’s story in its latest edition.
Stubblefield’s older brother, Robert, was the one who found her — covered in blood.
“Her face is gone,” he recalled thinking at the time.
The young woman survived but was critically injured, having lost her forehead, nose and sinuses, mouth except for the corners of her lips and much of the bones that make up the jaws and front of her face. Her eyes remained, but they were askew and badly damaged.

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