Woman Shares Experience Of Having A Face Transplant | TIME

Yasmin Barry
Yasmin Barry

I am seeing a whole lot of comments implying that this young girl did not deserve to receive a new face. But do you realize that having to "wear" the face of a deceased person for the rest of your life is NOT a gift? She is also facing having to take a whole lot of pills and other medication on a daily basis.............Imagine the side effects! This person is being used as a RESEARCH subject. In other words: a guinea pig. And that's why the Army is paying for everything.

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Yasmin Barry
Yasmin Barry

Perhaps this other poster put it best: "............Kæla Brown 3 weeks ago (edited) I think doctors like to play god, and so they finally got a willing case where they could see if they could glue a dead person’s face to another body and see what happens. The happy and celebrating air is more to undercut the psychological implications of having to look in the mirror everyday and see a dead woman misshapen corpse on your skin instead of your face. Additionally the ethical implications of organ donning and if there’s a limit. The donor never actually agreed to have her face harvested, that was actually her mother ‘s discretion. When you decide to donate your organs, you have have very little control over what donated bits are used for what. Sometimes you aren’t even given to a recipient, you’re just used for science. This doc sort of highlights how doctors view donated organs of dead persons as just parts for their surgeries and operation. And Katie seems more like an experiment for these surgeons than a person they’re trying to help. You’re definitely right, this isn’t a “happy” story, tbh. I worry and wonder after things settle down, if the overwhelming grief of having to look like that for the rest of your life and possible not have the opportunity to have kids, a normal job, college or complete independence will be too much for her. Especially if her previous issues of breaking up with her boyfriend was enough to make her want to kill herself. This was just a “happy” story for scientists because their Frankenstein experiment worked......."

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abuzer kadayıf
abuzer kadayıf

She was incredible beauty but now..why? 😞

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camilla nilsson
camilla nilsson

I dont understand how she could even survive a gunshot to her face

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Dwight K. Schrute
Dwight K. Schrute

Life...uh..finds a way.

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Nick Joanshd
Nick Joanshd

Here is a link to help the family. https://www.gofundme.com/katie-faces-forward-fund

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Jacques C
Jacques C

If she wanted to kill herself then let her be she shud not be rewarded with a new face! Other ppl need it!

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Anna lee
Anna lee

why would you say that? thats horrendous it was failed suicide attempt clearly she wanted death before but after she survived she know that it was a mistake that she did and now she wanted to correct her life. dude im sure you also had problems before you should know how life sucks.

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Carrie Hildabridle
Carrie Hildabridle

I've noticed A LOT of comments on here are saying the same thing one way or another, & that's: "SHE WAS SO PRETTY WHY WOULD SHE SHOOT HERSELF?" Why???...well because she was a TEENAGER who was going through something & to all of u out there, think back & do u remember being a teen? Well I do! Your experiencing new things daily which results in you having new & different emotions. Mix that with hormones (which are also new to you & are in full, crazy effect) and BAM, a crazy, emotional, moody teenager! Remember telling ur parents things like: "But I just have to have those ($100) jeans or I'm literally going to die" ......OR...... "everyone else is going to the party if I don't my life will literally over!" And that's just the little things. Throw in friendships & boyfriend/girlfriend relationships & any teenager can not be thinking clearly & be full of so much emotion that they can easily do something stupid to one degree or another. AND BEING PRETTY IS NOT GOING TO MATTER AT THE TIME ONE DAMN BIT!!!

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NailART byNidhi
NailART byNidhi

True.. 👍

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Anna lee
Anna lee

glad atleast someone like you is not ignorant unlike those people who commented those nasty things. really appreciate what you said.

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It's me, Joolz
It's me, Joolz

Carrie Hildabridle Thank you, Carrie.

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Cary Coller
Cary Coller

She was so incredibly beautiful. Why would she shoot herself? What was going on in her life?

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It's me, Joolz
It's me, Joolz

Cary Coller It's so nice to see someone with some compassion. I've seen quite a few posts from people struggling to understand. I've seen a lot of vile posts too.

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Cary Coller
Cary Coller

It's me, Joolz that's so sad.

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It's me, Joolz
It's me, Joolz

Cary Coller She suffered from a psychotic episode. I've heard the same thing the person above me posted.

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Megan Gueci
Megan Gueci

Cary Coller from what I've read, she found texts from another girl on her boyfriend's phone and when she went to confront him, he broke up with her. She went to her brothers home and was angry and crying and when he went to go call their parents, she went into the bathroom with her brothers hunting rifle and shot herself from the chin up.

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West Side
West Side

i thought it was a disease or something damm she blew her face off

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It's me, Joolz
It's me, Joolz

That's fantastic! As evident in the comments, most still don't understand that brains can become ill just like hearts, kidneys, livers, lungs, etc. A lot of insurance companies still are wriggling their way out of claims as well.

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GalaxR D.
GalaxR D.

It's me, Joolz You are very sweet. I've been reading your comments. I hope you have a blessed week!

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p weed chicken
p weed chicken

yall mind if i hit that YEET

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Sunday Rose
Sunday Rose

Maybe next time a person who deserves a face transplant will get it; someone suffering from a facial deformity through no fault of their own.

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Childish Gambino
Childish Gambino

Depression that strong that pushes them to the point of attempted suicide isn’t the persons fault

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It's me, Joolz
It's me, Joolz

Sunday Rose It's ok, Rose. I have a lot of experience in mental health, both professionally and personally. I've never hurt another, but common illnesses like depression can easily make you psychotic enough to attempt suicide. It's sad that there aren't more people like you, who have an open mind and want to learn.

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Sunday Rose
Sunday Rose

It's me, Joolz Good point, I never thought of it that way

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It's me, Joolz
It's me, Joolz

Sunday Rose Brains can become ill just like hearts, kidneys, livers, lungs, etc.

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Yeremiah
Yeremiah

Smh, y? She was so pretty!

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Paulo Isioro
Paulo Isioro

she is so pretty why she do that

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Sya Fika
Sya Fika

Athithiya 01 well human being. When we in a predictable situation we can do anything

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Athithiya 01
Athithiya 01

Paulo Isioro she did that because she founded that another girl was texting him on her boyfriend's phone, when she went to confront him they broke up with that stress she went to her brother's house and went in the bathroom with her brother's rifle gun and shot herself up on her chin sadly, like u said she was very beautiful, had lovely 😊 lips 👄, nose and forehead

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It's me, Joolz
It's me, Joolz

p weed chicken Look at Paulo's picture-he appears to be a minor. You attacked him for no good reason. You are a bully. Seek professional help so you can overcome that and you will be a much happier person.

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p weed chicken
p weed chicken

sorry I dont think it was. Maybe try again?

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It's me, Joolz
It's me, Joolz

p weed chicken Your name was attached to the beginning of my reply.

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Bernard Poindexter
Bernard Poindexter

dumb skank

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It's me, Joolz
It's me, Joolz

Bernard Poindexter Did you ever stop to think that this young lady is most likely very depressed and might see your comment? Brilliant people have ill brains and attempt suicide all of the time.

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p weed chicken
p weed chicken

lol

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Luis kpi
Luis kpi

wtf

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chely c
chely c

Committing suicide is selfish

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F P
F P

Stupid kid. Now she’s gotta pay out of pocket. Insurance isn’t touching that!

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Kira K
Kira K

Megan Gueci By asking that question you are implying that she doesn’t really deserve it. And I’d say the reason is, because the donor was a female, who wasn’t that much older than her. Soldiers are still mostly men& there are rare cases, where soldiers get their faces shot off, because the US isn’t in a severe war anymore And you should also consider the facts just because she received one doesn’t mean others won’t get a face transplant. Her case is just popular, because she is so young. Besides not everyone is suited for a face transplant. These operations are still quite rare.

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Megan Gueci
Megan Gueci

+Kira K Well I never once said she shouldn't get a face transplant or didn't deserve it. I'm just questioning why it didn't go to an Army vet or someone in the military since it was paid for by them.

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Kira K
Kira K

Megan Gueci How is it not coldhearted to not even granting someone, who has suffered so much a new chance in life? It is coldhearted& in the end let the doctors decide. They are the experts.

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Megan Gueci
Megan Gueci

+Kira K I'm not cold hearted. That's your opinion of me and you're allowed to have it, just like how I'm allowed to have an opinion on this face transplant.

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Kira K
Kira K

Megan Gueci So who are you to decide, who deserves a transplant& who not? You first have to find the right donor& you can’t do face transplants with every face injury. I am seriously asking myself how people like you can be so coldhearted& resentful to not even grant a severely injured girl a new chance in life. It’s terrible what happened to her& she deserves a new chance.

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moviedude22
moviedude22

Where did this young child get a gun. Thank God she is alive

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It's me, Joolz
It's me, Joolz

raulbala05 Unfortunately, no. But as time goes on she will do more healing, is probably seeing a speech therapist and practice will improve her speech as well.

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Athithiya 01
Athithiya 01

It's me, Joolz so she can't talk normally ever again like she did before

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It's me, Joolz
It's me, Joolz

raulbala05 Her facial structure(jaws,lips, upper and lower pallets, nose, sinus passages, tongue and possibly vocal chords) sustained massive damage from the bullet.

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Athithiya 01
Athithiya 01

It's me, Joolz and why didn't she talk normally like she did before

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It's me, Joolz
It's me, Joolz

raulbala05 Well, when a person gets psychotic enough to attempt suicide, they aren't thinking clearly. She was sure she was going to die. I have professional and personal experience in mental health. I want to share my knowledge as much as possible so people can understand precursors and how to properly treat someone in this condition. The last thing this young lady needs is to read these comments and see people speaking down about her actions and appearance. These videos and conversations could possibly prevent an ill person from even considering suicide.

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