Young Woman Details Her Face Transplant Story

(AP) — Katie Stubblefield is sharing her story of trying to kill herself at 18 and becoming the youngest person in the U.S. to get a face transplant. National Geographic magazine is featuring her life in its September issue.

Stubblefield put a hunting rifle under her chin and tried to kill herself because of health problems, her family moving often and the end of a relationship. She survived but her face had major trauma. She became only the 40th known person in the world to get a face transplant in 2017.

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