Wednesday, March 23, 2011

First Full Face Transplant in US

It continues to amaze me that colleagues are able to do such marvelous work to improve the lives of some.  For Dallas Wiens, 25, the benefits and hope of an improved life outweigh the risks of surgery and rejection (transplant).

He is a construction worker from Ft. Worth, TX who suffered severe burns to his head two and a half years ago when the boom lift he was operating drifted into a nearby power line. The nearly fatal accident left him in a coma for three months. 

This ABC News article (Complete Face Transplant Gives Texas Man New Lease on Life) includes a video of Dallas speaking of his life and hopes.



Related posts

Face Transplantation – First in the US Done (December 18, 2008)

Appearance Is A Function of the Face (December 30, 2009)

More on Facial Transplantation (March 1, 2010)

First Full Face Transplant Done!  (July 12, 2010)

Facial Prosthetics Restores Face (August 5, 2010)

First Full Face Transplant Done! (July 12, 2010)

Facing Monday  (January 24, 2011)

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