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    Chrissy Steltz in a school photo taken before a spring break gun accident that would change her life forever.
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  • Love is Blind

    Chrissy Steltz with high school boyfriend Will O'Brien. Steltz, 16 at the time, was at a party of high school friends when one of them picked up a shotgun, which accidentally discharged, hitting Steltz in the face from a distance of five feet. O'Brien arrived on the scene soon afterward.
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  • Love is Blind

    Chrissy Steltz still has BB pellets in her head from a shotgun blast 11 years ago. Her boyfriend at the time, Will O'Brien, recalled the accident. "I don't know if you have ever seen like a wounded animal trying to get up?" O'Brien said. "That's what I saw. I saw an injury that nobody survives, except somebody really strong. And she was trying to get up."
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  • Love is Blind

    Doctors kept Chrissy Steltz, 16 at the time, in an induced coma after she was accidentally shot. She was blinded and lost much of her face. Still, she graduated with her high school class and attended the prom. Most of the time she wore a mask to cover the injury.
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    Chrissy Steltz stayed active after her injury.
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    Through the Oregon Commission for the Blind, Chrissy Steltz met Geoffrey Dilger and fell in love. The couple, both 27, have now lived together for seven years and have an 8-month-old son, Geoffrey.
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    Chrissy Steltz holds her baby, Geoffrey.
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    A mock-up of the prosthetic face doctors plan to give Chrissy Steltz. "I would like for [my son] to be able to grow up with his mom not needing a sleep-shade," Steltz told "20/20." "Just looking like everyone else, really."
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  • Blind Love: The Life of Chrissy Steltz

    Chrissy Steltz, shown here without the sleep mask she normally wears to cover her injuries, lost two-thirds of her face in a shooting accident when she was 16.
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  • Blind Love: The Life of Chrissy Steltz

    Chrissy Steltz is fitted with her prosthetic face. Doctors used photographs of her at 16, and aged her features to reflect the eleven years that have passed since the accident.
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