Dr. Alford

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Carolyn has been accepted into a medical program called Face to Face. The Methodist Hospital in Houston will cover the costs of her reconstructive surgery. Five doctors have donated their time and skills. Dr. Gene Alford is head of the surgical team that's already begun the painstaking process that will give Carolyn a face.

"Our goal," Dr. Alford says, "is for Carolyn to go out in public and look normal, not have people stare at her. We won't be able to reconstruct a face that looks exactly like the one she was born with. No one can do that."

Carolyn's first facial surgery lasted a grueling nine hours, and she's facing five more reconstructive surgeries.
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FROM: The Woman Without a Face
Published on May 26, 2005

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