Chimp Attack Survivor To Reveal Results Of Face Transplant Surgery On TODAY
In an exclusive, TODAY will reveal Charla Nash‘s new face for the first time. Nash, the Connecticut woman who was disfigured in a horrific chimp attack, underwent face transplant surgery. NBC News reports TODAY’s Ann Curry will debut post-surgery photos and video of Nash (shown in photo taken before the attack) on Thursday morning’s show. Nash’s daughter Briana and brother Stephen will join Curry in studio to talk about how Nash is doing since the face transplant.
Nash was disfigured in the 2009 attack, losing her eyes, hands and most of her face when a friend’s pet chimpanzee attacked her. The 200-pound animal was shot and killed by police.
CBS News recently reported that Nash’s first post-surgery request from doctors was for a hamburger:
Dr. Bohdan Pomahac led a 30-member surgical team to perform the 20-hour operation, which included a double hand transplant on Nash, but the hands failed to take and were removed.
Nash’s brother says she looks “fantastic.”
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