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This Woman Had America’s First Face Transplant. Then Nine Years On She Shared Her Inspiring Story

What comes to mind when you think of someone’s face? Their identity and how they look, perhaps? Well, one brave woman had to learn to live with her face being permanently unrecognizable after battling to overcome injuries almost too horrific to imagine. Connie Culp suffered this dreadful fate after being shot at point blank range…

This Teen Ate A Ham And Cheese Sandwich – Then Spent 106 Days In Hospital With A Torn Esophagus

It’s an everyday to-do for teenagers or their parents: make a sandwich to eat on the go. Whether they toss them into brown-bag lunches or bring them along during a full day of activities, sandwiches are common fare for busy families. So, nothing was out of the ordinary when 14-year-old Missourian Alec Hebblethwaite reached for…

A Woman Crippled With Pain Went To ER More Than 200 Times – Before Doctors Finally Diagnosed Her

For most patients, a single trip to the emergency room provides them with relief from their symptoms and answers to their medical questions. However, for 20-year-old Sinead Smythe from Brighton, England, the journey was much, much longer. In fact, Smythe found herself in the ER on over 200 occasions after experiencing excruciating pain that sometimes…

Just Hours After This Woman Got Married, She Was Struck By A Mystery Illness And Suddenly Died

Jamieka McCarthy-Harford was only 26 years old when she was struck down by an illness. The worst part is that she and her family never even saw it coming. Just hours after she got married, she deteriorated dramatically. This story starts in December 2017. It should have been a time that McCarthy-Harford and her family…