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A Glenwood teenager is turning to surgery, hoping an expensive procedure will give her a new smile. Ever since she was a little girl, Liberty Williams’ mouth has had a slightly different curvature than those around her. Now, after years of bullying, she said she didn’t feel free to smile broadly. “Am I smirking?” At age 4, Liberty Williams asked her mother this question. Dusty Williams said her daughter’s teacher told her about it. It broke her heart, so they tried to find a solution. everything,” Dusty Williams said. So for 15 years Liberty lived with a different side of her mouth. And bullies always noticed that. “It was hard because I know I’m different from other people and that people would see me differently. than me, so I just want to be seen as normal and have a normal mouth, but it’s hard when people keep saying things,” Liberty Williams said. Last year, bullying took a significant turn. Liberty received an anonymous text calling her names and saying, “You have no meaning in life and no one wants you here. I don’t know how you make friends with that fucked up mouth.” “There was no phone number or anything, I didn’t know what to do. I went straight to my mom,” Liberty Williams said. “She was just sobbing in a ball on her bed, just s Obbing and I was mad,” Dusty Williams said. After unanswered calls to the police, school, phone provider and county attorney, the Williams family felt lost. But it was reignited their search for a doctor who could An Omaha surgeon tried, but once Liberty was under anesthesia, Williams said the doctor gave bad news: “That operation failed. We went in, we opened her up, we dug in and there’s actually no nerves or muscles on the whole side of her face,” Dusty Williams said. He was able to place gold in his eye, allowing him to fully close his eyes. .This doctor referred them to a surgeon in Beverly Hills. They believe he can do facial resuscitation. “They can’t fix anything on the inside but on the outside they can make her smile a little more symmetrically and change some of the things that she’s uncomfortable with,” Dusty Williams said. GoFundMe will pay for the expensive surgery. A friend offers photo shoots, with proceeds going to the Williams family. Money is also raised through the sale of anti-bullying T-shirts in Liberty’s name. Stop treating her that way for me instead of fixing who she is, like that’s who she is,” Dusty Williams said. Ultimately, it’s Liberty’s choice. feel like other people are winning if I do it. So I don’t know what to do,” Liberty Williams said.

A Glenwood teenager is turning to surgery, hoping an expensive procedure will give her a new smile. Ever since she was a little girl, Liberty Williams’ mouth has had a slightly different curvature than those around her. Now, after years of bullying, she said she didn’t feel free to smile broadly.

“Am I smirking?”

At age 4, Liberty Williams asked her mother this question.

Dusty Williams said her daughter’s kindergarten teacher told her about it.

It broke her heart, so they tried to find a solution.

“There was nothing, we had no diagnosis,” Dusty Williams said.

So, for 15 years, Liberty lived with a different side of her mouth. And bullies have always noticed.

“It was difficult because I know I’m different from other people and people would see me differently from me, so I just want to be seen as normal and have a normal mouth, but it’s hard when people don’t stop. not to say things,” Liberty told Williams.

Last year, bullying took a significant turn.

Liberty received an anonymous text calling her by name and saying, “You have no meaning in life and no one wants you here. I don’t know how you make friends with that messy mouth.”

“There was no phone number or anything, I didn’t know what to do. I went straight to my mom,” Liberty Williams said.

“She was sobbing in a ball on her bed, sobbing and I was angry,” Dusty Williams said.

After unanswered calls to the police, school, phone provider and county attorney, the Williams family felt distraught.

But it reignited their search for a doctor who could help them.

An Omaha surgeon tried, but once Liberty was under anesthesia, Williams said the doctor delivered bad news.

“That operation wasn’t successful. We went in, we cut her open, we dug in and there’s actually no nerves or muscles on the whole side of her face,” Dusty Williams said.

He was able to place gold in his eye, allowing him to fully close his eyes.

This doctor referred them to a surgeon in Beverly Hills. They believe he can do facial resuscitation.

“They can’t fix anything on the inside, but on the outside they can make her smile a little more symmetrically and change some of the things that make her feel uncomfortable,” Dusty Williams said.

A GoFundMe will pay for the expensive surgery.

A friend offers photoshoots, with proceeds going to the Williams family.

Funds are also raised through the sale of anti-bullying T-shirts in Liberty’s name.

“That’s what’s most important is that they stop treating her that way to me rather than staring at who she is, like it’s her,” Dusty Williams said.

Ultimately, it’s Liberty’s choice.

“I think if I had surgery I would be happier with my smile, but I feel like other people win if I do. So I don’t know what to do,” said Liberty Williams .

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