NPR logo

Living With Severe Disfigurement

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/103858397/103858389" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Living With Severe Disfigurement

Health

Living With Severe Disfigurement

Living With Severe Disfigurement

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/103858397/103858389" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Connie Culp made headlines as the first American to receive a face transplant. Five years ago, she was shot in the face, and Tuesday, she spoke to reporters.

While her reconstruction is groundbreaking, few truly understand what it's like to live with severe disfigurement.

Guests:

David Roche, inspirational speaker and performer who was born with a severe facial disfigurement

Brie Zeltner, medical reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer

Sgt. Salvador Trujillo, medically retired after sustaining an injury in Iraq in June, 2006