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Lucy Grealy
Birth: Jun. 3, 1963
Dublin
County Dublin, Ireland
Death: Dec. 18, 2002
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Poet, Author. She is best known for her 1994 memoir "Autobiography of a Face," Born in Dublin, Ireland, she was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare and often lethal form of cancer that began as a dental cyst. At the age of nine, when she returned to school with a third of her jaw removed, she faced the cruel taunts of classmates. She had chemotherapy and radiation treatments as often as five times each week for five years. It dissolved nearly half her jawbone. Her experience growing up with an extreme facial disfigurement and the multiple surgeries to correct it, hoping each time to restore her once pretty face. Most of the operations were failures. (bio by: Dove) 

Cause of death: Suicide
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Dove
Record added: Jun 18, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8952930
Lucy Grealy
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