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    Default Katie Piper, the most courageous person Iíve ever seen

    I was going to post this in the Disabled Clients Section but I then thought to myself I wouldnít as Iím not really sure if many people do go into the disabled clients section that much and so for those people whoíve never heard of Katie Piper or her story I wanted as many people as possible to learn and find out about her.

    Basically for those who donít know Katie Piperís story here it is, (description taken for the Channel 4 programme website about Katie) Katie was young and beautiful. A model and budding TV presenter, the 24-year-old had a glowing future ahead of her. But in 2008 a vicious acid attack destroyed her face, and with it her career and her life as she knew it.

    More than a year on, and having undergone countless operations and rounds of physiotherapy, she has now chosen to give up her anonymity and tell her own story for the first time.

    Including CCTV footage of the attack, this remarkable Cutting Edge film follows Katie as she undergoes pioneering treatment and attempts to re-build her life, while two men stand trial for the horrific assault.

    In the film, Katie bravely tells her story with compelling frankness, surprising humour and an extraordinary lack of self-pity as she tries to come to terms with losing her beauty and starting a new life with a new face.

    Now I donít want to try and sound to be a hardman or anything but I donít cry very easily, Iíve even seen me at family and friends funerals and not cried, but Iíll unashamedly admit the first time I ever watched her story I sat and I cried like a baby. I think she is one of the most remarkable people Iíve have ever heard off and I wanted to share her story with you guys.

    I also think for everyone after watching this just think to yourself if youíre having a bit of a shit day, or in a bad mood just sit and think for one second about this girl and I believe you will soon see things really are not that bad.

    Hope you like this.

    Katie: My Beautiful Face - Katie: My Beautiful Face - Channel 4
    "Live for nothing or die for something, your call."

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    Hey,

    The above is one of those hard to watch hard to look away programmes.

    I remember Ray Darcy had an interview with her last year at some stage. Very moving stuff. I don't think I'll be watching it again.

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    i remember when this first happened, as far as i remember she was a TV presenter and the guy that did it was an ex and he paid some scummer to do it (not that the ex wasn't a toerag himself). It was truly horrendous and both those guys should have the same happen to them. I didn't watch the documentary nor will I as stuff like that really upsets me but i really hope things work out for Katie

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    Unfortunately Im unable to watch the documentary (posting from fone), but from reading Johns OP I can say that it is nothing short of amazing that she is able to get her life back together. Will be sure to watch when I get the chance tomorrow.

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    Tough going but very inspirational. Every teenage girl should watch this to know what kind of scumbags there are out there.

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    I seen an interview with Katie on TV not to long ago. Really brave girl.
    Some lunatics out there.

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