In Episode 2 we talk to Mary Jo Buttafuoco, who had arguably the most famous case of facial paralysis. In 1992, Mary Jo was thrust into the national media spotlight when she was shot in the face by a 17-year-old girl, who was having an affair with her husband. Now, Mary Jo is an author, motivational speaker, and one of the founders of the Facial Paralysis and Bells Palsy Foundation.
We discuss dealing with facial paralysis in a time where there was very little information available, the mental side of facial paralysis, and how appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show changed her life and ultimately led to the creation of the Facial Paralysis and Bells Palsy Foundation. Mary Jo also gives her advice to those who are trying to cope or might be new to facial paralysis. This is definitely worth a listen! Hope you enjoy it!
You can also read/hear more about Mary Jo's story by purchasing a copy of her book: "Getting it Through My Thick Skull"
Also, here's the link to the awards show we discuss:
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