Jenni Rowell: Life, Interrupted

Jenni Rowell had surgery last year that altered her appearance forever. She wrote to us and said "I have a story about seeing a stranger every time I look in the mirror." As we worked on her story, things took a turn for the worse...

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Jenni's friend did a photo shoot with her before the surgery
Photo courtesy of Koko Warner




Jenni after the surgery




Jenni's scar post-op




Jenni on a good day post-op (with hair and headband concealing her scars.
The right side of the face is paralyzed, but the eye still blinks,
and the doctors put a gold weight in her right eye lid so it closes better).



Lea Thau