Donate Life Float: 2016 Float Rider - Carmen Tarleton

Donate Life Float 

In 2007, Carmen was attacked by her husband. He had splashed her with industrial strength Iye, giving her 3rd- and 4th-degree burns that covered 80 percent of her body. Carmen lost her sight, eyelids, lips, the ability to breathe, was severely disfigured, and had significant scarring on her neck. She was extremely uncomfortable. On Valentine’s Day in 2013, Carmen received a full face and neck transplant. It was the first face transplant in the world that did not have a complete match with the donor. But it gave her a new lease on life. Now, Carmen has a lovely relationship with her donor’s daughter and speaks at organ banks and conferences around the country.

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