He Was Badly Injured And Had A Facial Transplant.. This Is Him 5 Years Later!

He Was Badly Injured And Had A Facial Transplant.. This Is Him 5 Years Later!
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Sometimes, people meet with unfortunate accidents that change their life entirely. 

The same thing happened with Mitchell Hunter, who was hit by an electrical pole of 10,000 volts for a complete 5 minutes. He managed to survive the attack but lost his face due to the high voltage. 

He went through terrible disfigurement and lost a leg after the incident. 

This electric shock definitely disfigured his face but he decided to have a facial reconstruction. 

Let's check out Mitchell's journey. 

He was one of the passengers who met with an accident. 

He was one of the passengers who met with an accident. 

He pushed a woman out to safety but then the car hit an electric pole. A shock of 10,000 volts led to Mitchell losing a leg and his face was entirely disfigured. 

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That's probably good because it would've been totally devastating for him to remember such a terrible incident. 

Awkward stares

Awkward stares
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People would stare awkwardly at him and no amounts of skin grafts were helping. 

In 2011, Mitchell was given a full face transplant. 

In 2011, Mitchell was given a full face transplant. 
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It had only been perfomed twice in the US before this and it took the doctors nearly 14 hours to operate on him. They gave him new muscles of the face and transplanted nerves which was given by a donor. 

After the transplant, his journey has been no less than a miracle. 

After the transplant, his journey has been no less than a miracle. 
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Earlier on, he couldn't even feel his face. But now he can feel his beard growing, his child kissing his face, and any kind of hot or cold sensations. 

He finds it a lot easier to go out now. 

He finds it a lot easier to go out now. 
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The staring has definitely stopped and he's just another face in the crowd. 

He has gained a lot of perspective too. 

He has gained a lot of perspective too. 
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He lost a leg and a face, but he has definitely gained some insight. He feels emotionally stronger and more brave after the entire experience. 

The first facial transplant was done in US for Connie Culp in 2008. 

The first facial transplant was done in US for Connie Culp in 2008. 
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Her husband had shot her and she needed a tube down her throat to breathe. She also lost partial eyesight, taste, swallowing ability and hearing. She is now able to eat solid foods and still undergoing physical therapy.