• 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
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    PHILADELPHIA — First lady Michelle Obama stepped into the presidential election Monday with a... Full Story
    After turmoil, Sanders, Mrs Obama, Warren thrill convention
    MONTPELIER — Five complaints of professional misconduct have been filed against a Windham County... Full Story
    MIDDLEBURY — After a nearly six-hour police search on Sunday, a Middlebury man was located and... Full Story
    More Articles