Unique Smiles: The Facial Paralysis Podcast

Episode 09: Michelle Mendoza and Charlie

December 6, 2019

In Episode 9 we talk to Michelle Mendoza and her teenage son Charlie about getting facial paralysis as a result of surgery to remove a tumor when he was 8 years old. We discuss his misdiagnosis at age 4, his 10-hour surgery, his long recovery - including being in a coma, dealing with FP while going to school, and bullying. We also discuss how Charlie has overcome all of these things and is now a very active member at his school - including being the lead in a play, and singing in the talent show. Lastly, we end by discussing the new support group in Las Vegas they created for brain injury. 

 

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Also, a big THANK YOU to Wes Hutchinson for allowing the use of his beautiful song, "Summer Love" for the podcast. You can check Wes' music at https://weshutchinson.com/  

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