Cameron Underwood, a young man from California, shot himself in the face in a suicide attempt in 2016. He did not die, but His face was totally destroyed. After several operations, his appearance improved surprisingly.
The shot destroyed his nose, he removed almost all the teeth and it caused serious damages In most of his jaw lower, maxillary and palate region that forced him to take a liquid diet.
With the restraint of her family and specialists, Cameron he chose again for life and he underwent a long path of consultations, surgeries and, above all, the impatient waiting for a face donor.
On the path that he used to improve his appearance, he met Eduardo Rodríguez of Langone Health surgeon in Manhattan. Expert in skin transplants He made Cameron a face graft.
In the surgery, which was carried out in January, they participated more than 100 doctors and lasted 25 hours. For the operation, it was used, among other things, at the mask printed in 3D from the donor's face.
After ten months of recovery, Cameron showed his radical transformation. The young man said at a press conference that the transplant gave him A second chance in life. "I am very grateful," he said. By his side, his guardian angel: his surgeon.
"I'm very happy with the results," he said. The man clarified that he is still trying to recover the sensation and mobility, especially with the lips. "I have a nose and a mouth, so I can smile, talk and eat Solid food again, "he has done.
Thank you to your other angel, the donor
"I would like to say that there have been so many amazing advances in surgery. I am a vivid proof of this. But it only happens because of special people like Will and his family," Cameron said in reference to William Fisher, the donor who gave him the opportunity to have a new face
The 23-year-old was an aspiring writer and filmmaker, he died in December 2017, a victim of a mental illness. His mother, Sally, lamented the death of her son, but said she was grateful because she fulfilled his decision of give their organs to "give life to others".
Sally celebrated that Cameron has "The opportunity to recover your dreams"." Being part of this experience has been a source of strength for me during a very difficult time. He now has a whole life ahead of him, and I love the idea that Willi is helping him "He's finished.