Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Amazing story . . .

This story really touches my heart. Especially the photo of Dallas and his 4-year old daughter, Scarlette.

The nation's first full face transplant recipient said the first thing his young daughter told him when she saw him after the operation was "Daddy, you're so handsome."

Dallas received a new nose, lips, skin, muscle and nerves from an anonymous donor. Wiens' features were all but burned away and he was left blind after hitting a power line while painting a church in November 2008.

These photos are - left to right - 2008, 2010 and May 9, 2011. It's a miracle what advancements medicine has made.

The Department of Defense gave Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston a $3.4 million research grant for five transplants with hopes to use findings from the procedure to help soldiers with severe facial wounds.

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