Monday, September 5, 2011

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From I Might Have Some Hope Here: The Caheri Gutierrez Story
I’ve heard Caheri Gutierrez describe her face as “deformed.” That’s her prerogative, of course. Certainly its irregularities -- after three surgeries limited to the right cheek and around her chin -- are noticeable, although no more so than her extraordinary eyes. There is scarring and disproportion; there are isolated ripples and patches of raised skin. The 21-year-old says she’s lost her mojo with men because of the changes to her face since it was shot up in a drive-by two-and-a-half years ago. “Guys don’t holla at me like they used to,” she says. Certainly it is not the face it used to be. But it is beautiful again. 

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