Katie Piper's is an extraordinary story which two years ago was made into an extraordinary documentary by Cutting Edge – Katie: My Beautiful Face. It told how in 2008 Piper, a model and aspiring television presenter, was raped and badly beaten by a man she had been dating for a few weeks and who then arranged for another to douse her with acid. The attack blinded her in her left eye and melted that beautiful face. Surgeon Mohammad Ali Jawad rebuilt it in a pioneering operation – the first ever to use a skin substitute over the whole face as a foundation for a skin graft.
The programme – and its showcasing of Piper's extraordinary courage and powers of endurance – garnered a huge response from the public. In her turn, Piper has decided to harness some