Why We Spent Years Covering the Story of a Face Transplant

It may be difficult to look at, but this is an important story about the human journey.

Adrea Schneider’s heart went to a woman in her 60s. Her liver went to a 66-year-old man. Her right lung was given to a 51-year-old woman, the left to a woman age 62. Her kidneys and corneas were donated. Her uterus was used for medical research on infertility.

Her face went to Katie Stubblefield.

This is a story about that face—a gift from a young woman who died, to a 21-year-old woman who would become the youngest face transplant recipient in American history.

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