Face Transplant Patient Ecstatic With New Look
Andy Sandness, 31, became a face transplant patient ten years after attempting a failed suicide that left him with a horribly disfigured face. He received an incredible face reconstruction surgery that involved the transplant of a facial structure from a deceased donor. The operation, sponsored by the Mayo Clinic, is hailed a success, with Sandness feeling ecstatic beyond words with his new face.
After trying to shoot himself under the chin a decade ago, reportedly due to deep depression, Sandness had to live with his disfigured face. He had to suffer being tortured by people who call him "Frankenstein". Now, eight months since going under the knife to receive another man's face, Sandness says that he feels normal again to become just another face in the crowd.
Simply stepping into an elevator again and blending in with other people makes him feel awesome. “It sank in that I’m finally normal again," the face transplant patient tells his doctors at the Mayo Clinic. He expresses his gratefulness by saying that he's just plain speechless for the gift that he's been given, the Mirror Online reports.
The face donor was 21-year-old Calen Ross who killed himself last June. Face transplant is one of the rarest transplant, and it took 56 hours, and 60 surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and other medical specialists, to give Sandness a second face. The surgery took place on June 16 last year, and was Mayo Clinic’s first ever facial transplant, the New York Post reports.
According to the clinic, the surgical team practiced for three years, spending more than 50 Saturdays in a human anatomy lab refining their surgical techniques and developing their approach. Samir Mardini, the medical director for the Mayo Clinic's Reconstructive Transplant Surgery, praises his team saying that the collaboration was an extraordinary example of teamwork and compassion. In December, Sandness, the face transplant patient is set to undergo a follow-up surgery to tighten skin on his face and neck and build up bone around his eyes.
Alien Contact May End Life On Earth, Experts Warn
Leading experts on extraterrestial detection say that Earth may not be able to handle an alien contact. Basic protocols are already in place but experts warn that these may not be enough to avert any catastrophe.
Astronaut Hides Evidence Of UFO Passing ISS, UFO Hunters Claim
A controversial video from ISS is making UFO hunters claim that the astronaut hides evidence of alien life from the public. Recently, a surge of UFO sightings have been recorded around the world, perking the interest of alien enthusiasts.
Man-Eating Aliens On A Secret Base Revealed By US Record
An intriguing record from the US Department of Agriculture reveals the existence of man-eating aliens and people working at a secret base in a US National Park. The information comes as a Freedom of Information request reveals other cases of UFO sightings.
Internet Trolling has led Twitch Streamer Alinity to Think About Suicide: Watch as She Breaks Down on Steam
Alinity is one of Twitch's most-watched female personalities. However, the popular streamer has faced a storm of backlash in the last year, following several controversies on the platform.
'13 Reasons Why' Season 2 Already Locked In Despite Controversies; Showrunner Teases New Installment's Arc
Netflix has already renewed "13 Reasons Why" and its showrunner recently spoke about some details of the new season. Brian Yorkey teased more of Hannah Bakers' history as well as the individual stories of the other main characters.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
How to Protect Yourself When Online Dating [9 Things to Remember and a Tool to Use]
If you are into online dating, then it's best to have CallerSmart with you. It protects you from unwanted calls and texts. CallerSmart gives you a guide on how you can protect yourself while dating online.
SpaceX to Launch a Modern Spaceport Resort in Texas
SpaceX is launching a spaceport in Boca Chica, Texas. The company is also looking for a spaceport manager to lead the establishment of the modern spaceport.
Fairy Tail Game Releases a Season Pass, a Week After It Was Launched
The anime RPG Fairy Tail from Koei Tecmo has just released a season pass that will release additional characters and content into the game, just a week after it was launched.
The 10 Longest-Running Anime Series Still Ongoing That You Must Not Fail to Watch [Top 1 Has 7000 Episodes]
Here are ten (10) of the longest-running anime series still in production until now. You wouldn't want to miss especially the holder of a Guinness World Records with 7000 plus episodes.