Cameron Underwood, 26, who works as a welder, suffered a severe depression which took him in 2016 to attempt suicide by shooting his own head in California, United States.
However, he failed in his goal and remained alive, but his face was completely changed. This fact causes the disease to increase to see where it is.
He lost most of his lower jaw, practically without teeth or nose, and had to take liquid diet products a problem with those remaining in the maxilla and palate.
There was Underwood when he met surgeon Eduardo Rodriguez from New York University Langone Health in Manhattan.
In January this year, the doctor performed an operation on Cameron, which involved more than 100 doctors and lasted 25 hours. There, using a 3D computer and masking 3D prints from the donor's face, the expert managed to change the status of the youth completely.
This was demonstrated 10 months later, after the man next to the surgeon gave a press conference, telling him the details of the case. "I am very grateful to have a face transplant because it gives me a second chance in life," Underwood said.
"Even though I still recover and regain my feelings and mobility, especially with my lips, I am still very happy with the results, I have a nose and mouth, so I can smile, talk and eat solid food again," he said. .
Who is the donor?
To do the transplant, Rodriguez did a craver face graft to live patiently, becoming a donor William Fisher, a young writer full of dreams from 23 years who died at the end of 2017 after fighting mental illness.
"I want to say that there have been so many remarkable advances in surgery, I am living proof of that, but that only happens because of special people like Will and his family," Cameron said.
This is appreciated by William's mother. "The death of my son is a tragedy, I am grateful that, in fulfilling his decision, we can give life to others, and especially that Will and Dr. Rodriguez have given Cameron and his family the opportunity to restore their dreams," said Sally, a donor mother.
"Being part of this experience has been a source of strength for me during a very difficult time. I don't think I will survive Will's death if not for Cameron. Cameron has his whole life in front of him, and I like the idea that Willie helped him have a more life well, "the woman finished.
So that's Underwood: