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Behind the Mask of Moebius Syndrome

A Memoir

Cristina Faragli (author)

ISBN: 9780786498383

Publication Date: Feb 2016

Format: Paperback

Moebius syndrome is a rare congenital neurological disorder affecting 2 to 20 out of every 1,000,000 newborns. Patients suffer from total facial paralysis. Unable to smile, frown or otherwise express emotion, their everyday personal relationships are deeply affected. This memoir of a young woman with Moebius syndrome provides a first-person view of life “behind the mask”.
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Moebius syndrome is a rare congenital neurological disorder affecting 2 to 20 out of every 1,000,000 newborns. Patients suffer from total facial paralysis and cannot 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. This memoir of a young woman with Moebius syndrome provides a first-person view of life "behind the mask.
Illustrations 27 illustrations
Pages 208
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 29 Feb 2016
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Neurology & clinical neurophysiology   Biography & True Stories   Congenital diseases & disorders  
Optometrist Cristina Faragli lives in Cortona, Italy.

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