A look at the life of Connie Culp, the longest-living recipient of a face transplant

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Connie Culp (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Connie Culp (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Tributes have been paid to Connie Culp, the longest-living recipient of a face transplant, who died recently. 

Connie, don’t get mad, but you kind of remind me of a basset hound,” her twin sister told her. “Well,” she thought with a chuckle, “I do love dogs.” 

And that was one of the first times Connie Culp had found anything to laugh about in ages – and it was all thanks to her brand-new face.  

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