The illness meant that she had her ear, a piece of her skull and her ear canal removed.
She is now the first person ever to have their ear regrown using cartilage t
aken from her rib. The team of surgeons, led by Dr. Patrick Byrne, took rib cartilage to shape a new ear, according to Red Orbit. In an experimental procedure, it was placed under the skin and allowed to grow for four months before being transplanted into her head.