Teenager's face removed and rebuilt after car crash

Teenager's face removed and rebuilt after car crash
Published: 2016 March 12 09:47:47 (8927 Views)
A teenager has defied bullies who made fun out of the way she looked after her face was removed by surgeons following a horrific car crash.

Chloe Thomson, from Renfrewshire, was 11 years old when she was severely injured in a car crash in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

She had to undergo emergency surgery to treat dozens of broken bones in her face and body, the Daily Record reports.

Surgeons also had to remove her face in a nine-hour facial reconstruction operation so they could rebuild her shattered features.

Jennifer, Chloe's mother, told the paper: 'They had to take her whole face off, strip it back and put her face back together. It was the worst time of my life.'

Chloe had been on a trip with her sister and cousin when their car left a dual carriageway and smashed into a tree, which broke and crashed down on top of the car.



Everyone else managed to escape the car uninjured but the window had smashed Chloe's face.

She was airlifted to hospital and medics told her mum, Jennifer, to prepare for the worst.

The beautician, who is now 19, had to face bullies at school while recovering from her injuries and the impact of that left her blanking out much of her childhood.

She said: 'It was horrible. It was like having to start all over again. I was badly bullied and had people stare at me for years after.'

But now, the 19-year-old says she can finally face what happened to her after gaining the confidence to overcome the bullies.

She now plans to return to her studies and says she will not let anyone stand in her way again.



Source - Metro

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