At 21, Katie was the youngest person in the United States to receive a face transplant. And, indeed, it was extensive: The surgery included transplantation of the scalp, the forehead, upper and lower eyelids, eye sockets, nose, upper cheeks, upper jaw and half of lower jaw, upper teeth, lower teeth, partial facial nerves, facial muscles, and skin — with percent of her facial tissue effectively replaced. Katie Stubblefield before her face transplant in March and after in August Courtesy: Cleveland Clinic. She currently remains unable to see; so, Katie is learning Braille.
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