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Face transplant man can feel child's kisses

2012-04-03 16:43

Boston - The nation's first full face transplant recipient says he can feel his daughter's kisses now, a year after the procedure.

Dallas Wiens of Texas was at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on Monday to follow up with his transplant team. He says he can use his face more than he expected.

His face was burned in 2008 when his head touched a high-voltage power line while he was standing in a cherry picker. He was also blinded.

Wiens says feeling his daughter's kisses has brought him to tears more than once. He also says he can go out with family and friends and not worry about what anyone thinks.

His doctor says every time the team sees him, Wiens can do and feel more things.

Comments
  • Shirley - 2012-04-03 17:09

    The wonders of modern medicine! This type of procedure has drawn a lot of critisism but one can just try and imagine he wonderful sensation of having a face again and feeling whole! People who have these operations are a lot braver than we sometimes think-the phsycological,physicalaspects are tremendous. I wish him all the best at his new found joy!

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