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When plastic surgery is used to end bullying.

Just seven years old, Samantha Shaw of Sturgis, S.D. is about to experience something very grown-up: she’s going to have cosmetic surgery.

It’s not because she has a serious facial deformity or a life-threatening medical condition. Samantha is having cosmetic surgery because she gets teased about her protruding ears.

“The kids at school always ask her about her ears, and sometimes adults can be worse,” said Cami Roselles, Samantha’s mother. “One lady walked up to her and said, ‘Oh my God, what happened to your ears?’”

When people ask, Samantha just tells them she was born that way, but Roselles said the questions really bother her daughter. . .

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