Published: Jul 12, 2011 6:01 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 12, 2011 5:02 PM EDT

THETFORD, Vt. - A Vermont woman burned over 80 percent of her body when her ex-husband doused her with industrial lye is being evaluated at a Boston hospital to see whether she's a good candidate for a face transplant.

Carmen Blandin Tarleton of Thetford was blinded and disfigured in the 2007 attack by her ex-husband, Herbert Rogers, who now is serving a 30-to-70-year prison term for maiming.

She's had more than 45 skin grafts and other surgeries since the incident and now is being evaluated at Brigham and Women's Hospital for the possible transplant.

If she clears that hurdle, Tarleton then would have to await a donor. She says she's excited to undergo a process that could lead to the next step in her recovery.

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