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Girl born with no eyes, nose hosts radio show at Levine Children's Hospital

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Cassidy Hooper, the south Charlotte girl born with no eyes and no nose, hosted her own live radio show inside Seacrest Studios, located on the first floor of Levine Children's Hospital. 

Cassidy has undergone more than 12 complicated facial reconstruction surgeries in less than six years. 

We've followed her since 2008. 

This past September she had her final surgery to complete the process of giving her a nose. 

Now that she is healthy and surgeries are complete, Cassidy was asked by the hospital to host this show as a special honor. 

It was about 30-minutes long in front of a live audience. 

It was broadcast throughout all of Levine Children's Hospital – the studio is wired so kids who can't leave their rooms can see it on their TV's. 

Cassidy interviewed, what she said, were some of her "favorite" people who helped during her procedures and recovery. 

A doctor, her favorite nurse, and WBTV's Molly Grantham.

She was prepared for all three interviews with her own notes she brought from home, in Braille.

Cassidy's dream remains to be a radio host – she prefers talk radio.  (Years ago, as her first real live radio experience, WBT's Keith Larson gave her an hour of his show.)

She says she's working towards hitting that dream at Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh.   

She and her boyfriend Noah, who's also a student at that school, pre-taped a 90-minute radio show to air on www.trainglereadingservice.org this Thursday from 12pm-1:30pm. 

It'll air again Thanksgiving night, 7pm-8:30pm. 

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