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  • Photo by Dustin Strupp The Courier-Journal
  • Photo by Dustin Strupp The Courier-Journal
  • Oleg and Lessya before her major reconstructive surgery June 23, 2014.
  • Dr. Jarrod Little, Oleg and Lessya just before her major reconstructive surgery June 23, 2014.
  • Dr. Jarrod Little scrubs in for surgery.
  • Abbey Vierling, PA-C, left, and Dr. Jarrod Little perform surgery on Lessya's jaw in the first part of the day.
  • Dr.  Jarrod Little, left, and Dr. Joshua Choo look through a microscope as Lessya's surgery enters the final phases.
  • Lessya and her son, Erik, at Fourth Street Live! in Louisville.
  • Lessya and Erik at their first American Christmas. Well-wishers sent Erik many gifts after hearing their story.
  • Lessya, Erik and Oleg at Gulf Shores, Ala. It was Lessya's and Erik's first trip to the beach.
  • Lessya's son, Erik, playing with goats at cousin Oleg's farm outside Louisville.
  • Lessya and Erik in Chicago. Oleg has taken them on short trips to see the U.S.
  • Erik, Lessya's son, celebrates his 7th birthday, his first in the U.S.
  • Oleg visits Lessya before her first surgery.
  • Dr. Little in surgery
  • Dr. Little in surgery
  • Dr. Little checks on Lessya
  • Dr. Jarrod Little
  • Lessya shares her story at the press conference, Oct. 29
  • 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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