Cassidy Hooper, 16, from North Carolina was born with a rare condition that perplexed doctors. She was born without a nose and eyes, even though all other organs were functioning well with no known medical problem.
She is now all set to undergo a surgery that will give her a real nose. The surgery will be spread over two weeks where she will undergo three surgeries at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte.
Doctors have built a nose from the cartilage and bone taken from the skull and this process has been going on for the past five years.
Cassidy goes to Governor Morehead School, a school for the blind. She is in the fifth grade and aspires to become a radio broadcaster. She recently did her own radio broadcast for an hour at a local radio station and is extremely proud of herself.
Cassidy is looking forward to the surgery that will enable her smell and breathe through her own nose.