I got half my face torn off when I got kicked in the head when I was 8yo... A horse named Vail kicked me and it ripped the skin off the right side of my face from my eye upward to my hair line. My helmet is the only reason I did not die on impact. My eye was hanging out of my head and blood completely coated my body. According to my twin who saw me screaming running toward her "I looked like a zombie, you could see your skull and your eye bounced and shook as you ran". Lucky for me there was no bone damage (i believe God saved me). However, I lost half the sight in my right eye, and that's still very troublesome today. The doctors told me I would never see again or ride again and that the horrible black color of my skin and the scar would never go away. Obviously they were wrong. 3 surgeries and 6 months of solitude later... I was "good as new". I started riding again after 4 months of seeing therapy, I had no fear of the horses or the one that kicked me. The reason I was in solitude so long was because my eye was swollen shut and sealed shut by dry blood and eye excrete. My right side of my face was always bubbly and swollen, black and ugly purple and blue colored all over... my lip was swollen, everything on my face was distorted. My scar (Harry Potter scar, its a lightning bolt) was always slightly bleeding and deep red. So my parents kept me from going out into public to avoid people being scared of me or me being made fun of (the one time I went to the drug store with my mother 4 kids cried, 2 teens made fun of me, and 1 adult was asked to leave because he called me a demon.) BUT! Hey, im "fine" now!
Only permanent damage is my vision, and my lightning bolt scar shows up when im mad. Hahaha :)