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She Had To Undergo Face Transplant When This Cuddly Chimp Attacked Her. This Is How She Looks Now!

She Had To Undergo Face Transplant When This Cuddly Chimp Attacked Her. This Is How She Looks Now!
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Often humans tend to get attracted to the wilderness and forget the dangerousness of the species that are wild animals. When we talk about chimpanzees, those can form a good bond with human beings but they're generally under the category of wild animals. 

If provoked, they would attack you as well. Since chimps are physically stronger than most humans, it could lead to really disastrous consequences if one gets attacked by a chimp.

That's what happened with Charla Nash after being attacked by a friend's pet chimp in 2009. Check out her entire story. 

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In 2009, Charla was 55-years-old. 

In 2009, Charla was 55-years-old. 

She was visiting the home of her close friend Sandra Herold when the incident happened. Sandra was also her employer and owned a pet chimpanzee. 

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Her 13-year-old chimp would act in various TV commercial. 

Her 13-year-old chimp would act in various TV commercial. 
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It wasn't sure why Travis, the chimp, lashed out at Charla. 

It wasn't sure why Travis, the chimp, lashed out at Charla. 
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He wasn't a very violent chimp and barely threw any tantrums. 

After a brutal attack, Nash felt helpless to fight the chimp. 

After a brutal attack, Nash felt helpless to fight the chimp. 
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Only after Sandra Herold called for the police to stop the attack, did the attack cease. The police had to shoot the ape dead in order to stop the attack on Nash. 

Charla was taken to the hospital after horrible injuries. 

Charla was taken to the hospital after horrible injuries. 
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As you can see, her entire face was disfigured to an extent that she couldn't even be recognized. 

She had to undergo relentless hours of surgery in the hospital. 

She had to undergo relentless hours of surgery in the hospital. 
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The doctor who operated on Charla also had to undergo counseling because he felt traumatized by the entire incident. 

She met various doctors. 

She met various doctors. 
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During her hospital stay, she met with many doctors who helped her plan the next step of treatments and surgeries. She appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show and discussed about her tragic incident. 

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Only in 2011, the healing begin. 

Only in 2011, the healing begin. 
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A team of doctors worked on her disfigured face and body by applying various skin and bone grafts to her body. 

She had lost her nose, eyes, lips and upper limbs during the attack. 

She had lost her nose, eyes, lips and upper limbs during the attack. 
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The facial transplant was a success but the hand transplant wasn't.

Although, Charla didn't have any arms, she was feeling positive. 

Although, Charla didn't have any arms, she was feeling positive. 
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She is making sure that people know the dangers of keeping chimps as pets. 

She is making sure that people know the dangers of keeping chimps as pets. 
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She also had a Captive Primates Saftey Act issued which doesn't allow the transport of chimps across the state lines. 

She's spreading the word. 

She's spreading the word. 
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Although, her smile is still crooked, but her face has healed remarkably. Wish you all the luck Charla!

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