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July 7, 2014

Lessya Kotelevskaya has been released from University of Louisville Hospital, a little ealier than expected. She is now home and doing well after her facial reconstructive surgery with Dr. Jarrod...

June 30, 2014

Lessya Kotelevskaya is continuing to do well after her facial reconstructive surgery with University of Louisville Physicians. She moved out of the ICU over the weekend to a room at University of...

June 25, 2014

There is more good news on Lessya Kotelevskaya today.

She is awake in the intensive care unit and doing well, and she has been talking with her cousin, Oleg Sennik, via written messages....

June 24, 2014

Facial reconstructive surgery for Lessya Kotelevskaya, disfigured by a misdiagnosis of terminal cancer at age 19 in Kazakhstan, was a success. 

During the 16-hour operation on Monday, June...

June 13, 2014

Lessya Kotelevskaya, who was disfigured by a misdiagnosis of terminal cancer at age 19 in Kazakhstan, will undergo her major reconstructive surgery with University of Louisville Physicians on...

January 8, 2014

Lessya Kotelevskaya's reconstructive surgery has been rescheduled.

Dr. Jarrod Little, a UofL Physicians plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is helping repair the damage to Lessya's face and...

November 27, 2013

Lessya Kotelevskaya is doing well after her first follow-up with Dr. Jarrod Little last week and looking forward to her first Thanksgiving in the United States.

Lessya visited Dr. Little on...

November 15, 2013

The first reconstructive surgery for Lessya Kotelevskaya, who was misdiagnosed with cancer at age 19 in Kazakhstan and disfigured by treatments there she didn’t need, was a success.

UofL...

November 13, 2013

The goal of the first surgery will be to install an implant to prepare the skin for her major reconstructive surgery on Jan. 30, 2014.

Dr. Jarrod Little, the plastic and reconstructive...

November 13, 2013

Dr. Little explains what will take place during Lessya’s initial surgery on Nov. 14.

November 13, 2013

Dr. Jarrod Little, the UofL Physicians plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is helping Lessya Kotelevskaya, talks about the surgeries he will perform to repair the damage to her face and jaw....

Media Gallery

  • Lessya at the press conference, Oct. 29
  • Dr. Jarrod Little
  • Lessya's cousin, Oleg
  • Oleg (cousin) and Lessya
  • Lessya (left), with her mother and her sister, Lyana
  • Lessya, with her father and her sister, Lyana
  • Lessya's mother
  • Lessya's father
  • Lessya's mother and Oleg (cousin)

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