Behind the Mask of Moebius Syndrome

A Memoir

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About the Book

Moebius syndrome is a rare congenital neurological disorder affecting two to 20 out of every million newborns. Patients suffer from total facial paralysis and often cannot even close their eyes or move them from side to side. Unable to smile, frown or otherwise express emotion, their everyday personal relationships are deeply affected. Even eating (chewing) is a problem.
This memoir of a woman with Moebius syndrome provides a first-person view of life “behind the mask.”

About the Author(s)

Optometrist Cristina Faragli lives in Cortona, Italy.

Bibliographic Details

Cristina Faragli
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 208
Bibliographic Info: 27 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9838-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2295-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments viii

Foreword by Ronald Zuker, M.D. 1

Preface 2

One. In the Cocoon 5

Two. Learning to Fly 73

Three. Like a Butterfly 140

Index 195