World first face transplant: meeting the man who wears ‘my brother’s face’

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World-first face transplant: meeting the man who wears ‘my brother’s face’ | 60 Minutes Australia

When Joshua Aversano was hit and killed in a car accident, his sister Rebekah and her family were asked an impossible question, to donate his face to save the life of another man. Incredibly, they said yes. As a result, Richard Norris is probably the greatest medical miracle in the world right now. His face, bones, teeth, tongue, skin, and hair are another man’s – they belong to Joshua. Richard is the recipient of the world’s first full-face transplant. On 60 Minutes, Richard, his family, and his new love tell their remarkable story to Allison Langdon. And after 3 years, Rebekah Aversano meets Richard – the man who now wears her brother’s face

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