Jacqueline Saburido

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Jacqueline Saburido (20 December 1978 – 20 April 2019) was a Venezuelan activist. She was a burns survivor who campaigned against drunk driving. In September 1999, she was a victim of a car crash caused by a drunk driver in Austin in the U.S. state of Texas. She had burns to more than 60% of her body because of the crash. Her fingers were amputated. She also lost her hair, ears, nose, lips, left eyelid and much of her vision. After she recovered, she was the face of many drunk driving ads. She also a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show twice. She also tried to become Britain's first face transplant patient.

Saburido was born in Caracas. She moved to Guatemala for cancer treatment in the 2010s. She died of cancer on 20 April 2019 in Guatemala City. She was 40.[1]

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  1. Schwartz, Jeremy; Haurwitz, Ralph K. M. (22 April 2019). "Jacqui Saburido, the face of campaigns against drunken driving, dies at 40". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved 23 April 2019.

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