Burned Firefighter Feels Normal Again After Face Transplant

A Mississippi firefighter who received the world's most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday that he feels like "a normal guy" for the first time in 15 years.
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Transcript for Burned Firefighter Feels Normal Again After Face Transplant
And finally we want to check in with the firefighter who made medical history by getting a face transplant. Doctors here New York say that they are amazed at the progress he's made after just one year. WABC's Michelle Charles birth has chance to speak with him. Where it is a detached position until run politics to attend NASCAR. And good weather later articles and about and that's his hair do this everyday meaning its decisions there and everything engineers. Huge difference this was 42 year old Patrick hardest and a year ago. He had no hair or island's seventy surgeries over fourteen years had let him down. Bush went over you know about word that they could give her what I want it. I wanted to read normal again and they couldn't do it. He lost his face in a fire as a volunteer firefighter in Mississippi Patrick's face transplant can only happen after the death of 27 year old David wrote a -- Who died after a bicycle accident in New York. David was an organ donor but donating a face after death takes more and David's grieving mother decided to do it. Again expressed gratitude enough nutrition. She weighs just given us a lot but. Two months after his face transplant last fall. Pat when shopping. Or just let it moment walking through the store. It's and had that import juniors showed just it was a licensed. For the surgery pat could not blink had no eyelids and had to sleep with his eyes open. He's a remarkable human being. We could not have selected a better patient people don't stop and stare people don't there's a judge that are screaming cry and are running away. People people in CNN Clearwater contrast to be different he's wanted to be normal on now he hasn't normalcy. Patrick just went to Disney world with his family and had an uneventful. No stairs no problems trip. That he called wonderful. On the east side and shell Charles with channel seven Eyewitness News. Amazing recovery is unbelievable.

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