Coping with our daughter's new face - BBC News

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Coping with our daughter's new face - BBC News 4.5
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Katie and her parents describe what it has been like adjusting to life since she underwent a face transplant last year.
Colm Flynn interviewed the family in Cleveland, where the 22-year-old is recovering.
Edited by Angélica M Casas



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The scary part of attempting suicide is surviving it. Then having to live with such horrific consequences.

Author — Setumo Nyakale

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It’s horrible to say but honestly if I ended up like that after trying to commit suicide, I’d want to die even more.

Author — AJ :]

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_"If you kill yourself, you are just passing the pain to someone else."_

Author — Sofia

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She truly was a beautiful woman. This is a heartbreaking story.

Author — Adam Francisco

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“Life is a gift, a tremendous gift.”
She is so correct.

Author — Audrey Carroll

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See at the end of the day, whos there for you? Its always your parents...not your friends, not your boyfriend or girlfriend, you family is there to help you. Respect them and be greatful for them

Author — Steve L

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When I was deeply depressed I considered killing myself but I couldn't do that to my parents

Author — Lewis J

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Never take a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Author — Arfur Fuxxakes

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This should be shown to every high school student.

Author — Doug Roberts

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"It was an impulsive decision" - and how helpful it was in that situation that a gun was ready and available. America and guns - a tragic love story.

Author — shux422

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My fiancée killed herself 8 months ago she had been struggling with depression for a few years prior, I never knew how much she was suffering because she was allways the light in the room making everybody laugh and things where going great over the last 3 years we where together Kate seemed to have turned a corner in her life, but July 30th 2019 was the day that took us all by suprise and completely unexpected, we’d just returned from a trip to Cornwall 2 weeks earlier and we where out everyday and she loved it she even said it was the best trip she had ever been on and loved every minute of it, but that day started like any other we got up went downstairs for breakfast kate was still in her pjs and we had breakfast outside as it was a hot sunny morning, and Kate had an apple and a cup of coffee for breakfast, when we finished I went back in to get changed for the day and Kate said she would stay in the garden a while and come up and get changed shortly, so I got dressed and and played on the Xbox for a while waiting for Kate, I came back downstairs around an hour and a half later to see what Kate was doing as we where supposed to be going out that day, and she was lead on the sofa and said that she wasn’t feeling to well, so I didn’t think much of it at that time and went back upstairs on the Xbox for an hour then came back down to check on Kate to see if she was feeling any better which is when I realised something really wasn’t right, she was shaking on the sofa by that point and unable to sit herself up which is when I said we have to ring an ambulance and she said she already had and told me what she had done, and she said she didn’t know why she had done it something came over her and she just and she didn’t mean to do it and she was extremely scared :( she had taken 32 tablets containing calcium blockers which block the electrical signals from the brain to the heart, eventually the ambulance arrived and she was taken to hospital, and she died 7 hours later 💔 the drs said shortly before she passed that they would need to get her to London to be able to save her but it would take 2 hours and she wouldn’t let the journey and she passed about 20 minutes after that 💔 it still haunts be wondering if I’d have noticed something wasn’t right the first time that morning she could have been saved it would have given her viral extra hours in the hospital and could have ment she would have made the transfer to London, or if I’d noticed the night before and talked to her as I knew something wasn’t right the night before we got into bed at our usual time and we’d usually cuddle up and watch tv for an hour before going to sleep but that night she cuddled up to me and then rolled away to her side I didn’t think much of it I thought maybe I’d done something that had annoyed her and maybe she was just mad at me 😥 and now I know I should have talked to her and asked her what was wrong, she would likely still be here 😢💔 I miss her so much we had an amazing 7 years together that I will never forget 💔😥👼🏻 Rip Kate untill we meet again

Author — Matt1991

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She was so pretty.. you should never harm yourself or anyone. The world harms us all enough

Author — lol bad kid

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The was a guy in my neighborhood who was severely depressed and jumped off a bridge. He survived with a spinalcord-injury that left him paraplegic. Interestingly he has now realized the value of life and is actually cured of his depression

Author — Al R.

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“An impulse decision.” WOW, I need you Lord in every breath I take ..,

Author — Ani Budi

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NO boyfriend....NO girlfriend...No breakup is worth ruining yourself...!! Life is hard enough...!! TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF...!!

Author — wsurfs

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I mean seriously, how could anyone dislike this wonderful life lesson

Author — Muhammed Aathif

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Comments like " this is so sad because she was so pretty" makes me feel sick... How you look on the outside doesn't mean anything if you're so deeply depressed that you want to commit suicide. It's not sad because she "was" pretty, it's sad because she felt the need to actually end her life.

Author — Lise Edvardsen

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Can’t imagine about all the pain her parents go trough about her situation. She was young, pretty and full of life ahead of her. Really so sad.

Author — RIchard Venegas

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Never think that your "happiness" depends on someone else.

Author — Yeah Whatever

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Our bodies are temporary . Our souls are who we are.

Author — Seven