Two years after she was attacked by a chimpanzee, Charla Nash revealed her new face after receiving a transplant this morning on the Today show.
Charla was left without a nose, eyes or lips after she was brutally attacked by a her friend’s pet chimp. But she now is showing off the results of the country’s first face transplant surgery and reveals she once again has nose and lips to breathe, smell and taste.
“I’m beginning to feel my jaw and chin,” Charla told Today, though she’s still to weak to give an interview. “And I can move my mouth and smile. I still feel weak. But little by little I’m getting stronger.”
Charla underwent the surgery in May receiving a full face and double hand transplant. Unfortunately, complications surfaced with her hands and they had to be removed again.
But her daughter, Brianna, is very happy with her mother’s progress.
“I think she is impatient for recovery,” Brianna explained. “Her speech is getting much better and she’s been getting up and starting to eat.”
Her first meal since the attack and after the surgery was eggs and cream cheese.
Watch a clip of Charla’s interview on Today, below!
What do you think of Charla’s results?