Connie Culp Before And After

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Oct. 6 2011, Updated 8:57 a.m. ET

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Connie Culp Before And After

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1. Connie Culp, who has had a full face transplant after being shot in the face by her own husband. Connie endured 30 operations after the blast shattered her nose, cheeks, the roof of her mouth and an eye. Hundreds of fragments of shotgun pellet and bone splinters were embedded in her face. She needed a tube into her windpipe to breathe and only her upper eyelids, forehead, lower lip and chin were left. Connie's husband, Thomas, shot her in 2004, then turned the gun on himself. He was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2005.

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Connie Culp, who has had a full face transplant after being shot in the face by her own husband. Connie endured 30 operations after the blast shattered her nose, cheeks, the roof of her mouth and an eye. Hundreds of fragments of shotgun pellet and bone splinters were embedded in her face. She needed a tube into her windpipe to breathe and only her upper eyelids, forehead, lower lip and chin were left. Connie's husband, Thomas, shot her in 2004, then turned the gun on himself. He was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2005.

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2. Anderson Cooper talks to Connie Culp about finally divorcing the man who shot her in the face.

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Anderson Cooper talks to Connie Culp about finally divorcing the man who shot her in the face.

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3. Connie's sister, Bonnie appeared on "Anderson" to discuss Connie's horrific experience.

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Connie's sister, Bonnie appeared on "Anderson" to discuss Connie's horrific experience.

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4. A team of top doctors offered Connie hope - a face transplant.

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A team of top doctors offered Connie hope - a face transplant.

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5. Connie endured 30 operations after the blast shattered her nose, cheeks, the roof of her mouth and an eye. Hundreds of fragments of shotgun pellet and bone splinters were embedded in her face. She needed a tube into her windpipe to breathe and only her upper eyelids, forehead, lower lip and chin were left.

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Connie endured 30 operations after the blast shattered her nose, cheeks, the roof of her mouth and an eye. Hundreds of fragments of shotgun pellet and bone splinters were embedded in her face. She needed a tube into her windpipe to breathe and only her upper eyelids, forehead, lower lip and chin were left.

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