karenthehedgehog:

I don’t normally reblog things, but this is so amazing

Originally posted on National Post | News:

University of Maryland Medical Center

University of Maryland Medical Center

Fifteen years ago, Richard Lee Norris was shot in the face in a gun accident. He lost his nose, lips and most of the movement in his mouth.

He was horribly disfigured, and he spent most of the next decade and a half in hiding, venturing out only occasionally at night in a cap and a surgical mask.

Today, after receiving the most comprehensive face transplant to date, he says he’s able to walk past people without a second look.

The 37-year-old Virginia man received the face transplant in a 36-hour operation in March. It included the replacement of both jaws, teeth, tongue, skin and underlying nerve and muscle tissue from scalp to neck. More than 150 nurses and doctors took part in the operation.

Norris says he’s been doing well and has been regaining his speech, which is improving daily.

“Everything from the…

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