As Katie Stubblefield brushed her fingers across her face, she could feel the wound.Her vision is greatly impaired due to her injury, but touching her face allowed her to feel what her doctors were working around the clock to treat. She could feel where her face was swollen. She could feel the portions that were missing.That was before Katie, at 21, became the youngest person in the United States to receive a face transplant. The transplant, performed last year, aims to restore Katie's face structure and functions -- such as chewing, breathing and swallowing -- which were lost in a severe gunshot injury, the haunting outcome of a suicide attempt as a teenager.Now, Katie hopes to use her historic surgery to raise awareness about the lasting harms of suicide and the precious value of life.She is featured on the cover of National Geographic magazine's September issue, which debuted Tuesday, in an article titled "The Story of a Face" and in National Geographic's full-length documentary … [Read more...] about Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a ‘second chance’
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by “Talking to others has helped me realize that I’m not a crazy person.” ByRick Paulas April 22, 2018 As They would later swap stories of the stereotypical college variety — about cafeteria food, campus life and their post-graduation plans — but first, “So, you were shot too?” she said. Two months earlier, Mr. Korellis had been in the front row of his oceanography class when a gunman burst into the lecture hall with a shotgun. Mr. Korellis ducked under his desk, waited for a pause between blasts and bolted for the door. He was hit in the back of the head and arm with shotgun pellets but managed to stagger out into the safety of the cold Midwestern winter. When he got to the hospital, he was bleeding and missing a shoe. Ms. Haas could relate. One year before, she had been in French … [Read more...] about The Mass-Shooting Survivor Network
Being on an airplane more than six miles in the air when an engine blows up and sends shrapnel through a window is an experience so scary that aviation lawyers say it's not just the family of the woman killed on a Southwest flight this week who could have a case."All of the passengers here, and the crew, will likely have claims," said Robert Clifford, founder of Chicago-based Clifford Law Offices, who's been involved in every domestic commercial aviation disaster since the 1970s. "Even if these people were not physically injured," he said, "many, many of them will experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder."The people who were sending "videos to their families, saying, 'These are my last words to you,' which is something that did occur in this incident, that kind of person will live with that for the rest of their life," he said. The plane was carrying 149 people, including 5 crew.Days after a jet engine exploded about 32,500 feet over Pennsylvania 20 minutes into a flight, … [Read more...] about For survivors of Southwest engine explosion, what comes next?
BOSTON (AP) — In the five years since the Boston Marathon bombing, medical science has made promising advances in amputations and artificial limbs, in part because of lessons learned from the victims and research dollars made available as a result of the attack.Some of the 17 people who lost limbs in the April 15, 2013, bombing could, like many other amputees, benefit from these developments, since many are coming to a crossroads in their treatment. A number still struggle with pain, and others may be looking to replace their prostheses, which are approaching the end of their useful life."The collective experience in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing was a very positive one in the medical community because there was a lot of crosstalk between military and civilian surgeons," said Dr. Benjamin Potter, chief of orthopedics at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, where three survivors were treated and doctors are attempting some of the cutting-edge … [Read more...] about 5 years on, marathon bomb survivors inspire medical advances
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Ted Nugent continues his attacks on Parkland survivor David Hogg | Thompson Ted Nugent keeps on attacking David Hogg, a survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Mike Thompson, Detroit Free Press Published 6:19 p.m. ET April 3, 2018 | Updated 6:29 p.m. ET April 3, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Mike Thompson's cartoon gallery Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Buy Photo Ted Nugent bashes Parkland student David Hogg. Mike Thompson/Detroit Free Press Fullscreen Buy Photo An autonomous vehicle got … [Read more...] about Ted Nugent continues his attacks on Parkland survivor David Hogg