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Old 12-03-2005, 06:23 PM
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how about a new face

http://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/12/02/france.face/index.html

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Old 12-04-2005, 01:24 AM
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Pretty dang amazing. I've been hearing about it on NPR.

A boy up in Richmond, just North of me, one of the hardest cities in the region -- more so than Oakland, got mauled by two pit bulls a few years back. He was about 10 or 12, had just gotten a new bike and these two dogs ripped off a lot of his facial muscles. A really heart wrenching story. I guess the kid is way timid about going out in public because of the way people stare. I don't know if something like that would work for him because it was more of his face, I think. Life can be cruel.

I sure hope this lady makes it. They said she'll have to take the anti-rejection drugs for the rest of her life and there's a chance the new face could turn black and die in the months to come. I'm not usually a saying prayers for strangers kind of guy, but I'm going to say some for this lady.

She had adopted the dog from a shelter. Whoa...
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Old 12-04-2005, 09:29 PM
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The series "Nip & Tuck" aired an episode a week earlier about the same kind of surgery (I guess in anticipation of the real thing). In that show, they transplanted the skin from a brain-dead adolescent onto a girl whose face was destroyed when the gears from an amusement park ride caught her hair and tore her face off in the process.

The surgery was initially a success, but ultimately, her body rejected it and it wound up turning black...
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