Chimpanzee Attack Victim's Face Transplant Revealed
The new face of Charla Nash, the Connecticut woman who was mauled by a chimpanzee two years ago, was revealed for the first time today.
The photos of Nash were first shown on NBC's "Today" show Thursday morning and were later released by Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, where the surgery was performed in late May.
Charla Nash's new face, a medical wonder unveiled Thursday morning in the print editions of Hearst Connecticut Newspapers, has brought a new level of hope to her family, her daughter and brother said.
They savor pizza and burgers, no longer frighten children, and many of them can walk the streets without people knowing they have someone else's cheeks, nose, lips and skin. People who have had face transplants increasingly are going public, helping to transform an operation that six years ago was daredevil theory into one that is widely accepted.