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Ex-Mississippi Fireman With Severely Burnt Face Gets It Fixed, Finally!

Perhaps one of the best feelings in this world is to gain a second chance to live from a tragedy. After putting life at stake for the betterment of the humankind, recognition, and proper credit are well deserved, especially by those who had been injured in doing so. They must not be forgotten just like that. 

Get to know about this story of a firefighter who faced a major damage after risking his life, and after years of waiting, got the most appropriate treatment.

Read ahead, guys and gals.

Ex-Mississippi Fireman With Severely Burnt Face Gets It Fixed, Finally!

Ex-Mississippi Fireman With Severely Burnt Face Gets It Fixed, Finally!

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Ladies and gentlemen, meet Patrick Hardison

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Patrick Hardison

He is a 41-year-old retired firefighter from Mississippi. Looking at his records as a public servant, he's seen with authority, commitment, and fast-response.

September 5, 2001 was the event that changed his life--specifically his face

September 5, 2001 was the event that changed his life--specifically his face

Somewhere in the Northwest Mississippi, a fire came up. Then 27-year-old firefighter volunteer, Patrick was one of those who responded. Fast forward, he unfortunately got severely burnt from a mobile home where he saved a life locked inside the unit.

After the fire, here's what Patrick looked like: melted face and unidentified

After the fire, here's what Patrick looked like: melted face and unidentified

Man, it's painful inside out. Everything fell short for Patrick. He was greatly affected.

Admittedly, Patrick Hardison got depressed 

Admittedly, Patrick Hardison got depressed 

To think that he was badly hit by this tragedy, his life as a volunteer firefighter was also a big thing for him and his family. Firefighting was his source of income and to tell it honestly, he did not earn that big from it.

Patrick Hardison attempted to gain his life back

Patrick Hardison attempted to gain his life back

Year after year, he came to the medical authorities to have some fix--series of surgeries. Side story, he became an addict because of the painkillers he had to ingest while under the process. While having this lifestyle, Patrick got bankrupt. Marriage with his wife gave up as well.    

While shit happens to his life, some divine intervention came into play with a good news

While shit happens to his life, some divine intervention came into play with a good news

Some institution offered him for an extensive face surgery. Mind you, it is a face transplant. Actually, this skin was obtained from the face of a 26-year old cyclist David Rodebaugh who died due to an accident. 

Patrick's surgeons advised him that the process is risky and death-defying

Patrick's surgeons advised him that the process is risky and death-defying

There was only 50% chance of survival but Patrick did not let this opportunity pass. He did it.

Good things just happened and things fell into place.

Good things just happened and things fell into place.

Patrick was able to get recovered and became an average person again, according to him. After a year of living with a transplanted face, he was able to share the world his life story and became an inspiration for people.

It's even good to hear that he's now confident to go out

It's even good to hear that he's now confident to go out

Go out with his family, or just with his sons. Partick is not scared of prejudice or any form of discrimination anymore.

You could he how his healing process progressed.

You could he how his healing process progressed.

It is such an inspiration. For those who feel that their lives are done, think again. Read more and know about such stories so you could see the worth of your life. Go ahead!

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