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Face transplant patient Pat Hardison sees himself for the first time

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Pat Hardison sees his face for the first time since the transplant. Source:http://abcnews.go.com/
Pat Hardison sees his face for the first time since the transplant. Source:http://abcnews.go.com/

Earlier this week News24 reported on the miracle face transplant operation on Patrick Hardison, a volunteer firefighter who burnt his face off 14 years ago when he entered a burning house to save a woman in Senatobia in northwestern Mississippi.

Now, in August this year a pioneering team of doctors at the NYU Langone Medical Centre in New york performed the most extensive face transplant ever to help give Patrick a new face.

The surgery, which lasted 26 hours and involved about 150 medical staff, paved the way for him to regain normal vision. This in turn will help him accomplish his dream of driving again.

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