Man Who Received Face Transplant Smiles For First Time

    January 16, 2012

This is probably one of the most miraculous things you will ever see or even hear about in your life. There’s not much I can say about it without revealing myself to be an ignoramus and a pedant, so I will simply summarize the facts from NBC DFW: a man sustained ungodly burns to his face when his head touched a high-voltage power line. His face was burned off. Three years later, he received a face transplant and became the first patient whose face transplant was not rejected by his immune system. This month, a little less than a year after successfully undergoing the procedure, he is able to smile.

That’s all I can say. There is nothing I feel capable of expounding or explaining on this story so I will simply implore you, please, to watch the videos below and marvel at what can only be described as the jaw-dropping awesome that is science.