[tabi] Re: New Look: Blind Mom Gets Prosthetic Face

  • From: "Lynn Evans" <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 16:51:47 -0400

When Obama care kicks in we want have to put up with this from the issurence 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Barbara Lineberry 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, July 16, 2010 4:18 PM
  Subject: [tabi] Re: New Look: Blind Mom Gets Prosthetic Face

  I saw this on Nightline last night.  Wonderful story and the insurance 
company needs to learn what empathy is.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Lynn Evans 
    To: "Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@freelists.org 
    Sent: Friday, July 16, 2010 4:13 PM
    Subject: [tabi] New Look: Blind Mom Gets Prosthetic Face

    I wanted to share this because I thought it was a wonderful story.
    Prosthetic Face, Complete with Mascara
    The doctors also ensured Steltz's face came complete with makeup: They 
baked eyeliner, eye shadow and mascara directly into the mask and poked 
eyelashes into the silicon with tweezers. They took care to ensure the results 
were as real as possible. 

    Getting the eyes down was of monumental importance, Over said. 

    "If you drew a clock around the colored portion of the eye ... is that 
little glint in the same position in the left as it is on the right?" he asked. 

    Steltz's procedure cost nearly $80,000, according to Dierks, but her health 
insurance refused to cover the cost, saying hers was an aesthetic procedure. 

    "This is certainly not a veneer on a front tooth," Over said. "It's just as 
much of a medical necessity as an arm or a leg." 


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