Faceless Girl

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This girl was born with 40 bones missing from her face. She’s learning to dance now. www.julianawetmore.net/

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    1. Fuck you, natedog.

      I laughed.


    2. they should of aborted and tried again….o well I suppose there happy.


    3. Kinda torn on this one….

      On one hand, yeah, that’s a prime candidate for abortion if there ever was one.

      OTOH, kids like this are the perfect guinea pig for medical advances. “Experimental” stuff tried on her become routine medical practice for when your best friend mangles their face in a car accident.


    4. can you tell when babies are in the womb how many face bones they’re going to be missing? or little (maybe not so little for her) details like that? i dont know how advanced ultrasounds and shit are


    5. Wow those parents are assholes. They decided to keep the child and have her not be socially accepted, made fun of, and have to endure painful surgeries to correct the deformities. What’s worse is that they’re getting all this publicity.


    6. Damn, she could go as herself for Halloween!


    7. @keytakenwithtongs

      GE had this awesome system for 3d imaging : www.gehealthcare.com/usen/patient/ultrasound/obtimeline_new.html

      I first heard of it when I was working for a radiation oncologist who was thinking of using it for external prostate exams. He apparently thought “digital exams” (ie, finger) were better, and didn’t buy into the rather expensive system.

      From what I understand, normal ultrasounds wouldn’t show what this girl has. Any current parents want to weigh in?


    8. You’re right, the parents were selfishly thinking of the publicity and income their child would generate when they chose to keep her and go forward with reconstructive surgeries to allow her to talk, see, eat and live a semi-normal life. Of course, if I was in that situation I would rather be dead than learning how to dance, read and write, grow up in a family who sacrifices themselves to give me a face, a name, and their love. I saw a documentary about this girl on TLC; it’s not impossible for her to have friends.

      In fact, her friends are probably more genuine than my own. We live in a culture where it is financially possible for the majority of us to spend hundreds a year on makeup and hair products. We’ve been accustomed to developing friendships based on appearance. That’s why many Islamic women feel we are oppressed. I spoke with a woman last week who wears a burqa, not particularly part of her religion, but because she feels it helps her make friends with people who won’t love her based merely on her outer appearance.

      Sorry for the rant, but even though it’s hard to see your child picked on (speaking from experience), they’re still full of life and passion. I couldn’t imagine making the decision to end the life of my child merely because he would be a social outcast. I can still love him and so can the world.

      Example: Nick is my hero. youtube.com/watch?v=u3LFBqvvW-M


    9. ^^^ so basically om nom


    10. So Sloth from goonies reproduced?


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