The smile that defies the Taliban: Marizeh, 6, has life changing reconstructive surgery at Long Island hospital after being shot in the face

The smile that defies the Taliban: Marizeh, 6, has life changing reconstructive surgery at Long Island hospital after being shot in the face | UPDATED: 22:16 GMT, 22 December 2012 You can barely see a hint of the sorrow that beautiful 6-year-old Marizeh endured when she smiles up at you with her newly reconstructed face. Marizeh, who's face was ruined by a Taliban's bullet in Afghanistan, underwent surgery at a Long Island hospital Friday to repair her face and be able to breathe normally again.

Six-year-old girl shot by Taliban to have face reconstructed in life-changing surgery at Long Island hospital

Six-year-old girl shot by Taliban to have face reconstructed in life-changing surgery at Long Island hospital | UPDATED: 22:33 GMT, 21 December 2012 A beautiful 6-year-old girl who's face was ruined by a Taliban's bullet in Afghanistan will undergo surgery at a Long Island hospital Friday to repair her face and be able to breathe normally again. Marizeh – who's last name is being withheld to protect surviving family in Afghanistan – lost her right eye in the attacks months ago