• Lye victim from Vermont gets new face
    The Associated Press | February 27,2013
    • Email Article
    •  Print Article
    BOSTON — A Vermont nurse disfigured in a 2007 lye attack has received a new face at a Boston hospital.

    Carmen Blandin Tarleton’s full facial transplant at Brigham & Women’s Hospital included transplanting a female donor’s facial skin to Tarleton’s neck, nose and lips, along with facial muscles, arteries and nerves.

    Hospital officials say the 44-year-old Thetford, Vt., woman suffered burns on more than 80 percent of her body after her estranged husband attacked her.

    Tarleton’s sister said Wednesday she showed “great appreciation” for the gift she’s been given.

    The donor’s family believes their loved one’s spirit lives on in Tarleton.

    Tarleton has undergone more than 50 surgeries. The latest took 15 hours and included a team of more than 30 medical professionals.

    Tarleton once worked as a transplant nurse.
    • Email Article
    •  Print Article
    MORE IN This Just In

    Rutland’s Secret Santa is getting an early start this year. Full Story

    Secret Santa starts season early

    Rutland City Public Schools will employ 26 less people next year than it budgeted for this... Full Story

    CLARENDON — Chambers Farm has launched a gofundme page to raise money to help cover... Full Story

    More Articles