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

  • From: "Lynn Evans" <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 15:24:31 -0400

The short of it is she was a straight A student  in high school but left home 
to move in with her boy friend. At a party one night one or teen got out a 
shotgun the gun went off and blew off her mouth, nose and eyes. A top 
reconstructive surgeon and the team did the   best job they could but left a 
bowl shaped indention in her face. She wore a black mask in public to cover the 


She was able to finish high school and rehab for her blindness and met her 
future husband at the rehab center. They married and started a family. The 
surgeon always remembers her and later formed a team to make her the prosthesis 
and that is the rest of the story. 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Darla J. Rogers 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 2:09 PM
  Subject: [tabi] Re: New Look: Blind Mom Gets Prosthetic Face

  AI wonder why her face was so damaged; certainly, this procedure does not 
appear to have been just cosmetic.  People who are sighted judge with their 
eyes which is why I made sure my clients understood good grooming and hygiene.


  Darla J. Rogers

  Skype Username:  wildflower0628

  "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere--Martin LutherKing, Jr. 
    ----- 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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