Katie Stubblefield Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, Biography
Katie Stubblefield Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, Biography. Twentyone-year-old woman Katie Stubblefield who shot herself in the face in a failed suicide bid has become the youngest person in the US to receive a face transplant. And she is first women to receive a face transplant in less age. Katie Stubblefield family says she doesn’t remember much about the day in March 2014 when she shot herself with a .308-caliber hunting rifle in a bathroom of her Mississippi home. Katie Stubblefield Wiki.
Katie Stubblefield Wiki / Biography
Full Name : Katie Stubblefield
Father’s Name : Robb Stubblefield
Mother’s Name : Alesia Stubblefield
Brother’s Name : Robert Stubblefield
Age : 21 Years Old (As Per 2018)
Height : 5ft’6′ inch
Weight : 58 kg (approx.)
Nationality : American
Country Lived : United States of America
Husband : Unmarried
Katie Stubblefield Family
Stubblefield survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 18. Three years later, she became the youngest person to receive a face transplant in United States history. Her surgery was funded by the Department of Defense as part of an initiative to research treatments for soldiers with wounds like the one she survived.
Stubblefield was on the transplant list for over a year before a donor was found: Andrea Schneider, a 31-year-old woman and organ donor who had recently passed away, was a match. Schneider’s grandmother, Sandra Bennington, made the decision to donate Andrea’s face. Katie Stubblefield Wiki.
A photograph of Stubblefield, taken after her injury and before the transplant, appears on the cover of National Geographic’s September issue. “The Story of A Face” shares the journey before and after the young woman’s surgery and her hope for the future. Katie Stubblefield Wiki.
Before her suicide attempt, as Stubblefield told writer Joanna Connors, she never saw herself as beautiful. After a barrage of hardships — chronic gastrointestinal issues, the loss of her mother’s job, a painful breakup — Stubblefield in March 2014 placed her brother’s .308-caliber rifle beneath her chin and fired, according to the magazine.
“So many people have helped me,” Stubblefield, who hopes to speak on suicide prevention, told the magazine. “Now I want to help other people.” Katie Stubblefield Wiki.
Katie Stubblefield Surgery
That was before Stubblefield, at 21, became the youngest person in the United States to receive a face transplant.
The transplant, performed last year, aims to restore Stubblefield’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. Katie Stubblefield Wiki.
“I had never thought of doing that before,” Stubblefield said of her attempt to kill herself. Afterward, “I felt so guilty that I had put my family through such pain. I felt horrible.”
A surgeon eventually suggested the family consider a face transplant — a procedure they’d never heard of.
Now, Stubblefield hopes to use her historic surgery to raise awareness about the lasting harms of suicide and the precious value of life. Katie Stubblefield Wiki.
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 “Katie’s Face.”
In the days before Stubblefield’s suicide attempt, she faced a number of emotional hurdles. Katie Stubblefield Wiki.
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