48-YEAR-OLD Patricia Lefranc was viciously attacked three years ago by her jilted lover when she tried to call off the relationship.
Her married and spurned love Richard Remes, 57, sprayed sulphuric acid on her face and upper body, leaving her horrifically disfigured. Lefranc also lost the sight of one eye and became partially deaf.
She was convinced she was going to die but neighbours, hearing her screams, managed to get her to a hospital in time. She spent three months in a coma before regaining consciousness.
Three years on, the acid continues to erode her skin and eat away her nose.
To date, she has endured 86 operations and still has 20 more to go to reconstruct her body and face.
"I lost the sight in my left eye, and hearing in an ear; my right ring finger was amputated. By the time I got to my 80th operation, I stopped counting," Ms Lefranc told UK media.
Last week, at the trial of Remes for attempted murder, UK's Mirror reported that jurors were handed a shocking photograph of a naked Lefranc deformed by the acid. Earlier this week Remes was sentence to jail for 30 years. (asiaone)