There have been just 40 face transplants in the world. Katie Stubblefield, the youngest patient in the United States, was number 39.
The journey began on March 25, 2014. A then 18-year-old Katie reached a low point and tried to end her life with a rifle. She survived the attempt and a month later arrived at Cleveland Clinic with hope of becoming the facility’s third face transplant recipient.
LOCAL NEWS: Face Transplant Recipient At Cleveland Clinic Receives Second Chance was originally published on praisecleveland.com