At the age of 21 Katie Stubblefield already has an extraordinary story. She is the youngest person who has received one
facial transplantation in the United States. A great fate that National Geographic selected in the September edition to mark.
At the age of 21, Katie Stubblefield became the youngest person in the United States to undergo the still experimental operation. Read her incredible story https://t.co/AtGfQrKjbg
– National Geographic (@NatGeo) August 15, 2018
In 2017 she received the face of a 31-year-old woman, who died three days earlier. The operation, which she had been waiting for for three years, lasted thirty-one hours. "Today I can touch my face, and it's great," she said. In the long term she could breathe, chew and swallow again.
One of the worst facial trauma & # 39; s.
At the age of 18 Katie Stubblefield tried to commit suicide with a pistol. The battle left a part of his face behind. The first doctor who saw it said that it was one of the worst facial traumas he had seen in his entire career
Given the importance of the damage, a team of 15 specialists was established. They concluded that the only hope for the young woman to return to normal life was facial forces. The graft leaves the scalp and covers the forehead, the eyelids, the nose, the jaw, the teeth and part of the nerves, muscles and skin of the face.
At the age of 18, Katie Stubblefield tried to commit suicide.
-She was a senior high school in Oxford, MS
– Broken over a boy, she shot herself in the head
-Memphis-doctors save her life
At the age of 21 Katie became youngest person in the US to get a face transplant.https: //t.co/2SgOVRqyhA pic.twitter.com/RxkC2ce0Zm
– Joyce Peterson (@MemphoNewsLady) August 16, 2018  His transplant is one of the most important in terms of surface area in the world. Thus, this transplant will benefit the future transplanted face, a way to still stutter this operation. A year after her operation, Katie is still rehabilitating. She plans to take online lessons to maybe one day of counseling work.