Twenty years old and a junior at the University of California, Berkeley, Terry Healey seldom faced adversity or difficulty. He was confident and not concerned about his appearance. Then a lump formed behind his right nostril. Cancer. He fought it and survived, but multiple surgeries and radiation treatments left Terry to deal with what would become his greatest struggle for years to come — the resulting disfigurement. At Face Value explores the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges forced upon a young man by a disfiguring cancer. It’s a story about tragedy, obstacles, and ultimately, triumph.
Terry gives an overview of the book:
“…Having touched the contours of my face and nose and having heard from the doctors and nurses the details of the procedure, the disfigurement was as described. My nose looked as if half of it was gone…My lip was turned up slightly. The flap made me look like the elephant man…”
Terry Healey is a cancer survivor who endured over thirty surgical procedures in an effort to reconstruct his face, which was disfigured by a fibrosarcoma when he was only a junior at the University of California at Berkeley. Through a long and arduous process, Terry realized...