Mitch Hunter, an ex-soldier destroyed her face after a car crash to save woman’s life, never regret the action he has done. This remind me of the movie “Mask” in 1985.
When the car he is in smashed into a 10,000 volt electrical pylon, he pushed the woman to get out from the car, and instead received thousands of volts of electricity in his body that severely damaged his face. He received 20 operations to patch-up those damaged skin in his whole body by getting some undamaged skin from his thigh and elsewhere in his body. But the result is shocking.
Within ten years of struggling damaged face, he was terrified of the adjustment he made in his life. Children were hiding at the back of their parents when seeing him along the streets walking for being scared witnessing disfigured face. Peoples staring at him as he passed by along the way.
The pain of being disassociated from normal life started hounding him. With the birth of his son, Clayton, he decided with his wife, Katarina, to undergo face transplant so that her son will not scared of him.
The marathon procedure was at stake. His operation was funded by US military at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Days after his operation, he now started to feel the old form of his life. He can feel the kisses of his wife and the touch of his son in his face, he can smile, purse his lips and scrunch his eyes. The sensation started to life which he can feel hot and cold, and he can even grew a beard. His speech is rapidly improving.
Everyday of his life was totally improves and the nerves in his face coming back in normal operation. And most of all, his disfigure face getting back in its natural form.New life: Mitch Hunter sits with his son Clayton and wife Katarina following the amazing procedure to rebuilt his face and help him lead a more normal life. The 30-year-old, pictured left as a soldier before the accident which destroyed his face, was left with horrific injuries and needing skin grafts following a car crash in which he saved a woman’s life. Getting ready: Dr Donald Annino Jr, right, chats through the marathon procedure with Mr Hunter, left, before he goes under anaesthetic at the Boston hospital Transformation: Mitch, pictured during the documentary which followed his operation, said he can now feel the breeze on his face and his wife kiss.