Wednesday, February 8, 2006


Woman shows off face transplant

`The Frenchwoman who received the world’s first partial face transplant showed off her new features to the public today, saying in a heavily slurred voice that she now looks “like everyone else” and hopes to resume a normal life. [..]

She said she was passed out when the dog bit her, and she did not immediately realize the extent of her disfigurement when she awoke.

“When I woke up, I tried to light a cigarette, and I didn’t understand why I couldn’t hold it between my lips,” she said. “That’s when I saw the pool of blood and the dog next to me. I looked at myself in the mirror, and there, horrified, I couldn’t believe what I saw especially because it didn’t hurt. Ever since this day, my life has changed.”

The dog was euthanized.’

with video.

follow-up to My strange life with someone else’s face.

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