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We Have The Amazing Story Of An Army Private Who’s Growing A New Ear!

La Crosse, WI, United States / KICKS 106.3
We Have The Amazing Story Of An Army Private Who's Growing A New Ear!

An Army private who lost an ear in a car accident now has a new one, fashioned from her own rib cartilage. Surgeons this week announced that the new ear has been successfully reattached to Pvt. Shamika Burrage of Mississippi. What’s more, the 21-year-old can hear with it. Here’s the interesting part: The surgeons have placed it under the skin of her forearm so it could “grow” and develop blood vessels in a process known as neovascularization. After that process, it will be grafted to her head, where it belongs. She still has two more plastic surgery operations left, but her doctors say that by the time she’s done with all this, if somebody doesn’t know her they won’t notice.



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