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    Woman who was attacked by berserk chimp gets full-face transplant

    By Douglas Stanglin, USA TODAY
    Updated 49m ago

    A Boston hospital has performed a full-face transplant on a Connecticut woman who was severely mauled by a pet chimpanzee in 2009, The Boston Globe reports.

    Later today, Brigham and Women's Hospital plans to announce details of the 20-hour operation, which was performed last month on Charla Nash, The Globe says.

    Hands transplants were also attempted, but failed to thrive and were removed.

    Nash was attacked by a chimpanzee named Travis, who was owned by a friend in Stamford, Conn. The 200-pound animal went berserk and ripped off her hands, face, nose, lips and eyelids. Police shot and killed the chimpanzee.

    Nash has been unable to eat or breathe normally and must rely on feeding and breathing tubes. The face transplant is designed to address those problems.
    Good for her! I saw her pic last year and "disfigured" doesn't begin to describe what the animal did. Face transplants are for exactly this type of application.

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    Did they make her look like Travolta or Cage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
    Did they make her look like Travolta or Cage?
    I think she's just shooting for "human".
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    She's a brave woman. Her daughter was on the Today Show this morning. I hope this really works for her. It's unfortunate that they can't restore her sight, also.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I think she's just shooting for "human".
    That would pretty much rule out Travolta and Cage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    That would pretty much rule out Travolta and Cage.

    It's sad-Travolta was a really handsome young man.

    Although I would never have called Cage handsome, Wild At Heart is one of my favorite movies, mostly because of his performance. And all the f@%$ing.
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    She is lucky to save face after all that monkey business!
    How is obama working out for you?
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    This was on "when animals attack" not too long ago.

    Travis went into the home and died in his bedroom after the Police shot him. After he brutally attacked the owner's friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    It's sad-Travolta was a really handsome young man.

    Although I would never have called Cage handsome, Wild At Heart is one of my favorite movies, mostly because of his performance. And all the f@%$ing.
    I've never liked David Lynch, in part because of Wild at Heart, which was just incomprehensible to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    She is lucky to save face after all that monkey business!
    I'm told that when she was attacked, she said "Take your stinking paws off of me, you damned, dirty ape."
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