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Survivor Story: Carolyn Stager

By Carrie Coppernoll Modified: May 1, 2009 at 4:20 pm •  Published: May 1, 2009
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That night, doctors grafted skin from her thighs to her scalp.

During the past 10 years, Stager has had eight surgeries and more than 1,000 doctor visits.

“This is my real hair,” she said, running her hand through her blonde bangs. “It's not great and wonderful but it's mine.”

Life has returned to normal for Stager, who works as a lobbyist for the Oklahoma Municipal League. She recently completed a book about her experiences called “Twist of Faith.”

“As horrific as it was, I'm a very optimistic person,” she said. “What were your options at that point? You could be angry. Who are you going to be angry at? You could be angry at God. You could be angry at the world. And it doesn't hurt anyone except yourself. You can crawl in a hole and act like it didn't happen, but it did happen.”


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