Cleveland Clinic performed its third face transplant on Katie Stubblefield when she was 21 years old. She is the youngest patient in the United States to receive a face transplant. The procedure replaced 100 percent of Katie’s face. Katie's story: https://cle.clinic/2MMVeDd
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i honestly felt bad for andrea, the face donor, she had passed away and her family chose to give her face to this girl, like i’m sorry but even if i’m dead i wouldn’t want anyone taking my fucking face
Incredible.. Soo inspiring
Such strength and currage ❤
To have came back from a suicide attempt to lose so much but recover what she has is touching...
No words could explain her and her life. What a amazing girl ❤
Hello Everyone... What a Courageous young Woman and Family....I just wanted to say to everyone that reads the article in National Geographic....to please read the entire Editor's Notes on this....And then you can thank God yourself that we live in America.... Blessings from California....In the worst of circumstances....look who all helped...God bless
Voilà comment passer de 6/10 à 1/10, quelle stupidité.
Et la populasse totalement ahurie qui veut la maintenir en vie on en parle ou c'est tabou ? Vous voyez pas qu'elle est en plein enfer dans ce corps de merde ? Elle ne sait même plus ce qu'elle dit ni ce qu'elle fait, c'est devenu un robot.
Ceux qui pensent faire le "bien", haha, laissez-moi rire de ces idiots.
Allez tous vous faire foutre.
She was beautiful and had so many reasons to live, it takes courage to keep going on in life with things that hurt us, but before taking a complete irrational decision we have to think about our families, because they are the ones that are going to take the most pain, due to your absent if you succeed in a Suicide. It takes courage to kill your self, sure- but it takes more courage to live and prove you’re stronger than what one day hurt you.
Suicide is the worst thing you can do to your family. Especially your parents. Imagine raising your child for 18+ years and all of a sudden they commit suicide. You would feel like shit. You would feel like a failure as a parent. You would want to commit suicide yourself too. It’s a terrible decision. The outcome is either that for your parents or your faceless life yourself. I am genuinely glad that Katie has got (not hers but) the face back but I think she could have made a better decision.
The worst thing you can do to your family is be convicted as a serial child molester and killer (who also cannibalised his/her victims). THAT is the worst thing you can do to your family... that or be caught having sex with the family dog, that's pretty bad too.
Blessings to Katie! You are looking so beautiful! I also tried to take my life at a young age over a boyfriend and hopefully kids these days learn that is never the answer to any problem. You are an amazing person!
If that happened to me, the first thing I'd check is my penis. And if that's still sexually functional, then I'll have a reason to live. If, however, my penis loses sexual functionality, then i'll experiment with myself anally because I heard that there's some pleasure to be had there, but if that doesn't satisfy me, THEN i'll kill myself.
It's because we have amazing doctors and surgical teams and high tech equipment to assist with very complicated surgeries.
My hospital where I live is a high achievement awarded that is a teaching hospital and we have medical students from all over the world that come here to learn, my hospital also has a high standing for cardiac catheterization /surgery and in neurosurgery also.
Gun control here in the states doesn't have nothing to do with us having excellent hospitals to get People's lives back to normal.
I met them back when I worked at Cleveland Clinic, putting Katie back in bed, and it was by far one of my experiences as a care taker I will never forget. I'm pleased to know she's come this far because back in 2014 when I met her and family briefly, it was quite startling. God is good, glad to know your doing well Katie. Transport and Lift Team former Cleveland Clinic employee.
What are you talking about?? He didn't say anything that was out of line as far as privacy goes. All he said was that he met them & attended to her. What's so confidential about that?? Like he said, the video explains it all. Glad to see she is doing well & hopes she gets better & better. CC did an excellent job with her.
+RMJ Movie Reviews So you think HIPAA has an expiration date and/or that it's okay to discuss a patient's case because you no longer work there? Wow. FWIW, it hasn't been 5 years. She tried to kill herself in March 2014. I'll do the math. 2014 + 5 = 2019. It's 2018. Did you transport her in a time machine?
Unfortunately some people get to the point in time when they feel like they don't have anything to go for and when depression takes over there's almost nothing that will stop them from trying to kill themselves. the first sign of someone thinking about commiting suicide is if they shun people away that they are always around and suddenly changing their lives from the normal way that they always are, if you ever spot that question them and look for more signs of trouble.
you fucking sick sociopathic asshole! if I saw you in real life, I would drug you, then while you're asleep, I'd fill your mouth and your anus with my sperm, and when you wake up, you'd have this foamy sperm dribbling out your mouth and ass, and I would be recording you and masturbating while you realize what I've done, then I would rape your ass some more AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH no homo
If you read my comment, and you feel so very down (I do too) please do what I do, and make an agreement to do whatever you want to do, the next day.
Sometimes just getting through one more night is all that you need.
And remember that your mind is not your friend, but you can learn how to use it so it doesn't hurt you so much.
And even if you don't know it yet, somebody on the earth really needs you, and they're hoping that your paths will cross.
Don't be so unkind to yourself.
This is such an amazing story. I can't stop reading about this case. It's intrigued me to look deep into depression, digging up wild perceptions. Katie has such an incredible family; wide-round support and an unbelievable spirit. Despite everything -- she knows she won't ever make a full recovery, and that is troublesome on a personal level, no doubt. It is hard to be tempted saying, "What if?".
But because there is no "what if", there is no point in looking back or trying to figure out why you did what you did. We all make mistakes. She has apologized and been forgiven.
Katie is strong. The Stubblefields are off-the-charts-tough. A really tenacious family with lots of love and an Olympic team of surgeons is what is allowing Katie, today, to move on. And I applaud her efforts because I, personally don't think I could have endured this. Thank you for the upload Cleveland Clinic. Your services are obviously astounding. -- Robert
Why was the gun so accessible? Smh,
She must have felt she had nobody to talk to! She turned herself into a monster, will never have a normal life.
Her parents must feel incredible guilt, I would if my daughter did such a thing knowing that she didn’t feel she could come to us about anything!
We all suffer our 1st heartbreaks, divorces, fights etc but getting thru all that makes us grow stronger, not put a gun to our heads!
Then none of us would be here.
I’m assuming she is under very heavy psychological care, she is mentally ill.
What a mess.
She is beautiful I hope they find some peace after all this tragedy they deserve it what amazing parents showing strength and unconditional love and forgiveness. This girl has been through so much judging her is harsh she needs compassion and support.
I don’t think it very tactful or correct in view of both families to put the donors name on here Jamie...that seems very wrong to me when people involved are still grieving and everyone is trying to get to grips with both situations, my only addition comment is that it was a very magnanimous decision for the family to make to allow this to take place so huge thanks and sympathy go to them..that shouldn’t be forgotten.
I can’t commend that medical team more highly in the use of all their expertise to help perform a miracle for this young girl,
She is beautiful, and her age means she can learn and grow to embrace life again, but fully. Thank God we have such brilliant people.
0:50 KIND OF heard this loud noise??? It's a gunshot. I've heard one up close and I can't imagine describing it as "kind of" a loud noise, and it sounds nothing like a door slamming. And also...0:59 HOW do you smile when you recount that experience???
If I had to be totally objective I'd say my first breakup as a teen with my boyfriend of two years was probably the most painful time of my (short) life, and it was over a decade ago. I've experienced much worse things since then of course (family deaths, career and financial troubles, etc.), but as you mature, you become better equipped to handle things as you deal with life and overcome things. Your skin gets tougher, you realize nothing is the end of the world and you become better equipped to deal with worse problems, hindsight is 20/20, etc. But as a teen, you're so fragile. It's like dropping a weight on a baby versus an adult, it's the same action but it's devastating to one and mostly just a painful annoyance to the other. You don't have the emotional maturity or the life experience to realize that it gets better and that the pain will pass. You haven't developed those tools or had that experience. So yes all of us know now what a giant, short-sighted waste it is to want to commit suicide over a high school relationship, but damnit I remember what it was like being a teen and someone you really loved breaking up with you and how incredibly painful that was. We are all those babies getting a weight dropped on us at one time in life when we experience something mentally painful for the first time.
Katie I hope will find peace with herself someday, living through this has given her a mental toughness far beyond her years I'm sure. It's unfortunate the consequences of her actions are so incredibly grave, but that is something she has to live with. The fact that she was indeed beautiful makes this more tragic, but outer beauty is fleeting so this is really of no consequence. What she has gained in all this is the power to positively impact far more people than most of us ever will - other teens and young people dealing with suicidal thoughts, doctors and researchers and the entire medical community, and future face transplant technology. These aren't trade-offs she chose, but in the grand scheme of things all of that is far more important than a pretty face.
Life is tough when I was young, I had suicided attended with drug and it almost killed me. Nobody knew about it but myself. I think when we are young, some of us going through hardship and depression, We don't know how to talk it out with people that can help us heal, we bottled everything in until something hits us hard than we just exploded and want to end our life like no value. The depress mental mind noise and all the sick thoughts over shadow the whole beautiful future life ahead and it makes the person take action to do such unthinkable bad bad things to themselves. Before they know it, its toooo late! And you can not revert back to that moment before the actions took place! It's done and can't get it back! I was one of the lucky one that made out alive and well now. I Thank God for protecting me and saved my life. Life is precious and beautiful. We only have one life to live. We must handle our life with great care. Always remember this...no matter how dark the night is, the sun will rise tomorrow and light will shines through out the world for me and you. Just hold on tight for another moment another day, your energy and your feeling will change moment to moment, helps on the way...soon the depression will pass. I wish Katy great healing and whole. Sending Katy best wishes. <3 <3 <3 There is great love here on earth for you and me. English is my second language hope you understand.
Watching this I just have to wonder if it was really all her own decision to get the transplant and continue living... or if the parents wanted it more. Either way, she’s a very strong person and I hope she finds the strength to continue on.
Miss Katie, may the good Lord be with you each day on your journey of healing. Life is so precious and I believe you have learned that it is. I pray that each new day will bring you something to bring you joy. I know you are loved a great deal by your family and have had a team of wonderful medical professionals to help you. There are a lot of people out here cheering you on.
God Bless you 🙏💖
I suffered from a head injury when I was 17. Physically I was the same but when I'd look at myself, I saw a different person, I'd like to say a new person but I just felt I'd lost the old me, people grow and change I just think that I will find myself and this story helped because just if you feel a little lost you may still find your same true self
She’s still beautiful on the inside,and it shouldn’t be about looks ,what’s more important looks or personality?she went thru a lot and made a really bad decision but she learned from it and is strong caring and amazing young lady❤️
Good luck for her. But I think its a crime for the nature. How you can live with a face for a deatly person. I can not do it. If I look to the mirror and I see the face from a person there was to die? She's a zombie.its a crime for the medical. It's a crime for the nature.
Ich wünsche ihr viel Glück. Nur meiner Meinung nach ist das dass grösste Verbrechen an die Natur und ethnisch nicht tragbar mit dem Gesicht eines Toten zu leben.
Natürlich ein Top an die Mediziner. Nur ist hier meines Erachtens eine Grenze massiv überschritten. Ich habe selbst zwei Kinder. Aber soetwas würde ich niemals zulassen. Und ich glaube auch wenn ich mich nicht täusche das solche Gesichtstransplantationen und vollständige gliedmasen wie Hände und Füße in Europa bzw in Österreich verboten sind. Ich hoffe nicht das ich mich da jetzt täusche.
Egal wie krank und verstümmelt ich selbst oder eines meiner Kinder währe aber lieber lebe ich oder meine Kinder so als mit dem Gesicht eines Toten zu leben und das Gesicht des Toten jeden Tag in Spiegel zu sehen.
Ich persönlich finde das solche Arten von Transplantationen verboten gehören und das definitiv. Ethnisch absolut ein Verbrechen
I just feel so bad for her family especially her parents. I hope if someone is contemplating suicide they watch this and realizes it impacts the people you love just as much as it impacts you. Please don't shoot yourself in the face over a break up and ruin the rest of your life. So very sad
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