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For a Little Girl Born Without a Jaw, Doctors Create One

For a Little Girl Born Without a Jaw, Doctors Create One

Now, after years of surgeries and extraordinary medical and personal efforts to give Lexi a chance at a more normal life, her parents and doctors are telling her story for the first time. The tracheotomy was the first of 11 surgeries in her young life, said Dr. Richard Hopper, Division Chief of Plastic Surgery and Surgical Director of the Craniofacial Center at Seattle Children's Hospital.

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