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Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:34pm On Aug 20, 2018
When Katie Stubblefield's boyfriend broke up with her, in a moment of madness and despair, the pretty teenager snatched her brother Robert's hunting rifle, locked herself in the bathroom and shot herself in the head.

When Robert kicked down the door, he discovered his sister with her face 'gone'.

The bullet, which was fired upwards as she rested the gun barrel under her chin, had destroyed almost everything in an upwards and inwards triangle, from her chin to between her eyebrows.



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6072881/Katie-Stubblefield-shot-face-failed-suicide-gets-face-transplant.html

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:36pm On Aug 20, 2018
The 18-year-old's nose and sinuses, her mouth (apart from the corners of her lips), part of her forehead, and most of her jaw and facial bones were destroyed.

Her eyes were so badly damaged she was left with limited vision.

Astonishingly, Katie survived.

Perhaps even more astonishingly, doctors have been able to give her a new face and the opportunity of a life with some semblance of normality.

Three years and 22 operations later, Katie became, at the age of 21, the youngest person ever to receive a full face transplant.

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:41pm On Aug 20, 2018
Katie now has the face of a mother of a one-year-old who died of drug overdose.


There was a team of 15 specialists who came together to get a new face.

They put new skin, blood vessels, bone and nerves on her.

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by Shelumiel: 5:42pm On Aug 20, 2018
It is only a coward that thinks of suicide as an option.

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by Eife(m): 5:44pm On Aug 20, 2018
I don't know what to say yet.

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:45pm On Aug 20, 2018
The 31-hour operation began on May 4, 2017, three days after Adrea had died.

It involved 11 surgeons and several other specialists who had been practising for months on cadavers, one team removing the face of the donor and the other attaching it to the recipient.




Adrea's body on a ventilator to keep her organs and tissues supplied with oxygen and blood was in an adjoining operating room.

(Her liver, kidneys, lungs and heart were also being donated.)

Dr Gastman made the first incision on the donor's face and, over the course of 16 hours, three to four surgeons bent close over Adrea for their painstaking work.


After removing her eyes so the corneas could be donated to another recipient, the surgeons delicately dissected the main nerves controlling the muscles governing facial expression, and the sensory fibres that provide taste to the tongue and to glands allowing salivation and tears.

Next, they cut into bone the upper and lower jaw, most of the cheekbones and bones near the eye sockets.

All of these would be transferred to Katie.

The blood vessels were removed last, to reduce the time the face was without a blood supply, and 'tagged' so they could be matched to what remained of Katie's vessels.

Shortly after midnight on the second day of the operation, Adrea's face was finally removed and placed on a surgical tray, floating in preserving solution.

Its eye sockets empty, mouth open and the skin turning pale as it was deprived of blood, it resembled a rubber Halloween mask.

The face was immediately transferred to the adjacent theatre where surgeons placed it on Katie and immediately started to connect up arteries and veins.

As soon as they unclamped Katie's veins and arteries, the blood rushed in and the face 'blushed'.






Katie walks down the hospital hallway days after the surgery as she endures a long recovery.

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by overdrive(m): 5:46pm On Aug 20, 2018
choi

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by Jay95(m): 5:46pm On Aug 20, 2018
Chai

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by FortifiedCity: 5:46pm On Aug 20, 2018
Chai.

Her age will now be aging 10 times her other parts of the body

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by pweshboi(m): 5:47pm On Aug 20, 2018
Shoot yourself?

Why would anyone do that all because of breakup?

Kudos to the surgeons though...

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by FortifiedCity: 5:47pm On Aug 20, 2018
She's lucky She's an American where a lot of mysteries in Nigeria have been demystified

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by Katier00(f): 5:55pm On Aug 20, 2018
She loved the guy with every of her being and the guy broke her soul though suicide equals cowardice, I really feel her pains. Fall in love with your new self

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by Explorers(m): 5:57pm On Aug 20, 2018
Katie with her parents, who live with her near the clinic, after the operation.

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by Culin(f): 6:02pm On Aug 20, 2018
Dead woman walking. Weird!

Imagine what a pretty girl did to herself over a man. Owoicho tah.

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by Naijawebmaster: 6:07pm On Aug 20, 2018
Mhen! Kudos to the team of doctors who carried out the transplant.

Thank God for a successful transplant.


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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by Imustreturn(m): 6:07pm On Aug 20, 2018
Wtf is this.. This Oyinbo dey craze

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by Ishilove: 6:08pm On Aug 20, 2018
Jeeeeesu!! Ahn ahn!! Which kind of nonsense is this?? So it is because of man matter that this child disfugured hersef like this? Did she think of her family and the terrible sorrow she would have put them through if she had succeeded in her suicide attempt? What arrant nonsense is this?? Now her beauty is forever lost beneath this...this... LORD!!

NEVER EVER hinge your happiness on human beings. You will be so bitterly disappointed that suicide will be an attractive option if you are weak, like this young lady.

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by czarina(f): 6:19pm On Aug 20, 2018
This feels some shades of wrong. I thought facial reconstruction surgery is possible? They didn't have to give her a completely different look.

Or maybe I missed something in the story......
Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by itiswellandwell: 6:24pm On Aug 20, 2018
Loving gone wrong.

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:25pm On Aug 20, 2018
She shot her self on the face because of a guy?!

Orisisri something!!

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by dynicks(m): 6:25pm On Aug 20, 2018
oyibo ladies sabi love die but don't u break her heart...! she could kill

so happy for her mehn!
Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by englishmart(m): 6:25pm On Aug 20, 2018
To be honest with you, these oyinbo people too much o. E come be like say E get another pattern wey God take create them. Na only life their doctors no fit replace.

I troway cap for una.
In case you want to argue, argue with your house rent tongue

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by Sirpaul(m): 6:26pm On Aug 20, 2018
Suicide is not an option @all
Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by frank317: 6:26pm On Aug 20, 2018
Shelumiel:
It is only a coward that thinks of suicide as an option.

Suicides are mentally unstable... They are not necessarily cowards... The world does not revolve around u

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by Randy100: 6:26pm On Aug 20, 2018
She is so stupid.
Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by kolafolabi(m): 6:27pm On Aug 20, 2018
So sad but thank God she has a better look now

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by GoldenJAT(m): 6:28pm On Aug 20, 2018
Just imagine!!!All because of PRICK.

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by vikendios(m): 6:28pm On Aug 20, 2018
Face Off

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by DaddyNimo(m): 6:28pm On Aug 20, 2018
Shelumiel:
It is only a coward that thinks of suicide as an option.
this talk of coward dat commit suicide has been over flogged....cos you're strong and brave doesn't mean everybody are too. things dat will make u sad den brush off ur mind will make anoda wander into the bush... so stop been narrow minded.

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Re: Girl Who Shot Herself In The Face In Suicide Attempt Get Face Transplant(Pics) by BuhariM(m): 6:29pm On Aug 20, 2018
Wow see serious doctors

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