Woman to Get New Face For Free After Scarring Radiation

(ABC News) – Lessya Kotelevskaya, a stunning blond and former businesswoman, wears a bandage across her face that covers scars caused by a horrific misdiagnosis — terminal cancer.

A decade ago, she suffered an injury when a cheering fan accidentally hit her at a basketball game, causing swelling in her jaw, and doctors in her native Kazakhstan put her through cancer radiation that impaired her ability to eat and talk.

The disfiguring treatment was socially isolating: She lost her business and her husband and because she couldn’t find a job, and she eventually became homeless.

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