Thursday, August 20, 2009

Edith is Beautiful!

“Am I beautiful?” 13-year-old Edith wondered, as she slowly lifted a hand-held mirror to eye level.

The bulky tumor which had overtaken her face was gone – removed by a doctor at a local hospital. For days, the surgical site had lain hidden under a covering of gauze and tape. But now, the bandages were off. The hospital staff had told her she would be beautiful after the operation. She was anxious to see how she looked.

When Edith finally lifted the mirror high enough to see herself, she began to cry. Her right eye and nostril were glued shut with distorted skin. Her face was mangled and scarred. The answer was “No, she wasn’t beautiful.” Read more at

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