Woman Mauled By Chimpanzee Gets A New Face

Saturday, August 13, 2011

In 2009, Charla Nash went to visit a friend where she was on the receiving end of a chimp-smackdown. The friend she was visiting kept a fully grown chimpanzee named Travis as a pet, which for reasons unknown, proceeded to maul Nash to an unrecognizable state. The attack left Charla without a face, or either of her hands.

In a happy ending to a horrific story, Charla received a full face transplant, along with two hands from an unidentified donor. The 20-hour operation which took over 30 doctors and nurses to complete, has been declared a success. While the two hands had to be removed due to complications, the face took and is doing well.

Charla had to be watched intensely following the operation, but is said to be getting stronger daily. While not fully recovered, she had a few choice words for the press:
"I will be able to smell. I will be able to eat normally. I will no longer be disfigured. I will have lips and will speak clearly once again. I will be able to kiss and hug loved ones.I will now be able to do things I once took for granted."
Congrats, Charla ;)

via Reuters


  1. This woman deserves this! I wish her the best and happiest life she can get!

  2. I love a happy ending. I love a happy ending when it concludes a massage even more.

  3. And the inappropriateness begins...