Electrocuted 25 year old gets new face, first full face transplant in US

His picture, pre surgery, is on the Web site. Poor kid.

A young man horrifically injured by an electric shock while working in a cherry picker has successfully received the United States’ first full face transplant, a Boston hospital said Monday.

Dallas Wiens, 25, can look forward to a new life with a donated face attached last week by a 30-strong team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which said it was “the first full face transplant” performed in the country.

“Dallas always said after the injury that he now had a choice: he could just choose to get bitter, or choose to get better. His choice was to get better. Thank God today he’s better.”


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