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Tue Aug 14, 2018, 01:16 PM

 

Katies New Face

"This story is difficult to look at. Yet we are asking you to go on the remarkable journey of how a young woman received a face transplant because it reveals something profound about our humanity. Katie Stubblefield lost her face when she was 18. When she was 21, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio gave her a new one."

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/09/face-transplant-katie-stubblefield-photography-interactive/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=editorial::add=Special_20180814::rid=1854281618

I wasn't quite sure where to post this, could go in Science, Tech, or Life too. Fascinating. Heed the warning if you are squeamish.

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Reply Katies New Face (Original post)
Meowmenow Aug 2018 OP
Ruby Aug 2018 #1
Meowmenow Aug 2018 #2
Ruby Aug 2018 #3
Meowmenow Aug 2018 #4
Ruby Aug 2018 #6
Carlos_Danger Aug 2018 #5
Wyntir Aug 2018 #7

Response to Meowmenow (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2018, 01:33 PM

1. I was just reading that when you posted.

What an incredible story. I don’t think I’ve read anything so heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 14, 2018, 01:44 PM

2. Exactly.

 

Some people freak out about blood or random tissues, others can deal with organ transplants, but so much identity is in our faces. I am fascinated by how the individuals and people around them adjust. I guess eventually the person is who they are, and you adjust like with a new haircut in some ways but the pathway to that adjustment is so interesting to me. (And I wonder if it is me that is so superficial?)

Her parents - especially her mother - seem to have adjusted to her damaged face so I assume the same happens with the new one.

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Response to Meowmenow (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 14, 2018, 02:03 PM

3. Check this out....

The article I read (I mistakenly thought your link was the same as mine) has a lot more info about this girl. Yours has way more photos though. Wow.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/09/face-transplant-katie-stubblefield-story-identity-surgery-science/

The article also speaks to how much we define our face as who we are and how she is adjusting to her new self. It’s a long read but very much worth it.

I don’t know if I could handle it. But I’m sure it’s nothing compared to what she saw in the mirror the first time after she shot herself.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 14, 2018, 02:20 PM

4. Yeah looks like i am going to be spending the day reading this stuff.

 

And not getting much else done. Thanks NG!

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Response to Meowmenow (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 14, 2018, 02:30 PM

6. You and me both.

It’s fascinating.

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Response to Meowmenow (Original post)

Tue Aug 14, 2018, 02:23 PM

5. Awesome story

Thanks for sharing that

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Response to Meowmenow (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2018, 02:30 PM

7. Really hope

she dealt with the issues that led her to do this to herself

Science really is amazing though in what can be done.

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