Face Transplant Patient Connie Culp Undergoes Final Procedure, Learns to Smile Again

For the first time since her face was destroyed by a shotgun blast in 2004, Connie Culp can now walk down the street and smile. The recipient of the first-ever face transplant in the United States, Culp underwent her final facial surgery in mid-July, the last of nearly 30 procedures that have rebuilt her damaged skull and given her the ability to face the world again. Culp, the 47-year-old mother and grandmother, will soon leave the Cleveland Clinic which has been a second home to her since...Full Story
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