Christy Mack shared photos of herself over the weekend, saying she was able to get dressed up and go out for the first time since her ex-boyfriend, MMA fighter War Machine, allegedly beat and tortured her but that she still has a long way to go before she’s fully recovered.
Mack, who reportedly suffered 18 broken bones around her eyes, a broken nose, several broken teeth, a broken rib, and a ruptured liver in the attack, says she still can’t move her top lip properly and won’t be able to for about another six months. She also said that due to facial swelling and the amount of weight she’s lost since the incident, she doesn’t recognize herself, and that has been a difficult part of recovery.
Mack appeared at an event for Face Forward, a non-profit charity that benefits women and children who need reconstructive surgery. Charities that help victims of abuse are close to her heart, and she posted on Twitter that some of the money raised for her medical bills via Give Forward will go towards helping others.
As an update: pic.twitter.com/6uuAM4ES9D
— Christy Mack (@ChristyMack) September 14, 2014
Just saw @DoctorAdamDMD for two root canals in fractured teeth. Such a great dentist and wonderful man.
— Christy Mack (@ChristyMack) August 27, 2014
War Machine, who went on the run after the alleged assault, was captured without incident by police soon after but is pleading not guilty to the charges against him. He will be sentenced next month.