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Face transplant receiver meets Donor’s Widow

Face transplant recipient Andy Sandness speaks during an interview at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Life with a transplanted face takes work, every day. Sandness is on a daily regimen of anti-rejection medication. He’s constantly working to retrain his nerves to operate in sync with his new face, giving himself facial massages and striving to improve his speech by running through the alphabet while driving or showering. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Tanzim Taqrim

10 years ago Andy Sandness lost most of his face in a suicide attempt. He recently received a face transplant. Foregoing to his surgery, he avoided people for years. In 2016, Andy finally found a donor. Rudy Ross had killed himself but donated his kidney, lungs and face. Rudy was a perfect facsimile for Andy. Since both men were around the same age and has a similar skin tone. Doctors used 3D modeling and printing. Andy went through a 56-hour face transplant surgery with a team of over 60 medical professionals. One year later, Andy’s meeting his donor’s wife and son for the first time.

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