Cameron Underwood, the 26-year-old who worked as a starter, went through a severe depression that took him in 2016 to try to take away his own life by filming in California, United States.
However, he did not succeed in his purpose and remained alive, but his face was completely deformed. This fact leads to his illness to increase to see the condition in which it was.
He lost most of his lower jaw, practically no tooth and nose, and had to take the current dietary product of problems with those who remained in the upper and the palate.
There was Underwood when he met surgeon Eduardo Rodriguez of Langone University in New York City in Manhattan.
In January this year, the doctor performed an operation at Cameron, which included more than 100 doctors and lasted for 25 hours. There, using a 3D computer and a 3D-printed donor mask, the expert was able to completely change the status of a young man.
This was demonstrated 10 months later, after a surgeon had been given a press conference by telling the details of the case. "I am very grateful that I have facial transplants because it gives me another chance in life," said Underwood.
"Although I still recover and I hope feeling and mobility, especially with my lips, I'm still very pleased with the results, I have my nose and mouth so I can smile, talk and eat solid food," he said. .
Who is the donor?
For transplantation, Rodriguez performed facial transplanting to be patient, donated by William Fisher, a young writer who died at the end of 2017 for 23 years after the fight against mental illness.
"I would like to say that there have been so many amazing efforts in surgery, but that is just because of special people like Will and his family," Cameron said.
This was appreciated by William's mother. "My son's death was a tragedy, and I am grateful that we, in fulfilling his decision, could give life to others, and especially Will and Rodriguez give Cameron and his family a chance to recover their dreams," Sally, the donor mother, exclaimed.
"Being a part of this experience was a source of strength for me in a very difficult time, I do not think I would survive Will's death if she was not Cameron, so Willie helps her have a better life," she concluded.
So it was Underwood: