Katie Stubblefield

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Katie Stubblefield is the youngest face transplant girl. Katie Stubblefield got the limelight after her face transplant is done.

Early life

In 1997, Katie Stubblefield was born in Mississippi, USA. As of now, she is just 25 years old and her birth sign is not known. She has a citizenship of America and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. Likewise, she belongs to a Christain family. She was on to her father Robb Stubblefield and her Alesia mother Stubblefield. Likewise, she has a brother named Robert Stubblefield. Thus, she is currently studying online. She has not yet revealed her academic background. And, kept Katie’s early life away from the limelight.

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Caption: Katie Stubblefield with her parents. Source(Republic World)

Career and story behind an incident

Katie Stubblefield is still studying and has not started her career. Currently, she is attending her college from online classes. She has mentioned that she wants to be a motivational speaker. Also, wants to raise awareness against suicide. At the age of 18, on March 5, 2014, she shot herself in the face. She used the 308 calibers haunting rifle. In the bathroom, she tried to take her life.

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Caption: Surgeons during Katie Stubblefield’s surgery. Source(Instagram)

And, the reason behind it was because her boyfriend cheated on her. His brother hears the sound and immediately rushed towards the bathroom. And, he found her lying unconscious on the ground. Additionally, she was covered in blood all over her face. Later, she was taken to the Oxford, Mississippi hospital. And, she was shifted to the hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Hence, she was critically injured but survived.

Moreover, her face was completely gone. She lost her nose, jawlines, forehead, mouth, sinuses, and front of her face, Also, he eyes were badly injured. In an interview, she said that she never thought of taking her life away. Thus, she was very guilty that she put her family through such pain. Her parents were suggested for a face transplant by a surgeon. Later, she was admitted to Cleveland Clinic. She was the 4th face transplant in Cleveland. And, was 40th in the world.

Journey of Stubblefield family

Andrea Schneider a donor was found by the clinic, in May 2017. Thus, she was a 31-year woman who passed away. And, she was the perfect match for her face transplant. Andrea’s grandmother decided to donate the dace of Andrea. It took 31 hours-long operations to make surgery successful. The US Department of Defense paid for the surgery.

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Caption: Katie Stubblefield after her successful transplant. Source(USA Today)

And, it was through the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine. The surgeons used 3D printing, before the Operation. Thus, it was done so that they can reconstruct 90% of her lower jaw. Additionally, the operation was led by Dr. Brian Gastman. Moreover, she got a beautiful face after the operation. In addition, the surgery was performed by the 11 surgeons. Ther successful held her main functions of the face. Like, chewing, swallowing, and breathing.

Personal life

Katie Stubblefield was in relation to a boy who cheated on her. This led to taking an unwanted step in her life. Now, Stubblefield is in a relationship with a guy. But, the name of the guy is not disclosed yet. And, the guy has also not preferred to appear in media.

Katie Stubblefield is a huge fan of Jhonny Depp and Jennifer Aniston. And, her dream destination to visit is Miami. Thus, she lives pink color and seen wears a dress of the same color. She loves listening to music, playing guitar, and reading books. Moreover, her favorite food is Italian cuisine like pizza.

Katie Stubblefield – Body measurement

Katie Stubblefield is very pretty and beautiful. Moreover, Katie stands 5 feet 5 inches tall (165cm/ 1.65m) and weighs around 60kg (132 lbs). Addionalllt, she has been maintaining her body structure and physics. And, the body measurement of her is 34-32-38 inches respectively. She wears a shoe size of 6 US and the dress and bra size are not known. Katie has brown hair color and beautiful brown color eyes.

Katie Stubblefield – Social media

Katie Stubblefield is not active on any social media accounts. Thus, it may be that she has kept her accounts private. But, the fan pages have been made to support her.