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22-Year-Old Attempted-Suicide Survivor Is Youngest Person to Receive Face Transplant

22-Year-Old Attempted-Suicide Survivor Is Youngest Person to Receive Face Transplant September 13, 2018

    When she was a teenager, Katie Stubblefield attempted suicide. But she survived shooting herself in the face. And now, at 22, she’s the youngest person to receive a face transplant. This is her remarkable story.

    Katie Stubblefield was only 18 years old when she tried to commit suicide.

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    The impulsive decision was a result of the kind of emotional tragedy most teenagers will face at least once in their lives. But it left Katie without a nose, mouth, jaw, or forehead. In other words, without a face.