Woman meets man who has her dead husband's face after transplant

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Face Transplant Recipient Meets Donor's Widow

- neatorama.com
11 Nov 2017
Imagine the emotions you'd experience if you had a chance to see your deceased spouse's face on someone else. That's what happened to Lillian Ross. Her husband, Calen "Rudy" Ross , died last year, and was a designated organ donor. The staff at the Mayo Clinic approached Lillian about using Rudy's face for a patient who was awaiting a face transplant. The clinic team had ...

Tearful moment widow touches her dead husband's skin on a stranger as she meets the man who was given his face in pioneering transplant

11 Nov 2017
The bullet had obliterated his mouth, so he motioned for a pen and paper. 'I'm sorry,' he wrote. 'I love you,' she replied. 'It's OK.' But all Sandness could think about was how he'd hurt his family - and just wonder what was next. A decade later, 21-year-old Calen Ross shot himself and died in southwestern Minnesota. By then, Sandness had receded from contact with the ...
- newschicken.net

Face transplant patient meets donor's widow

- eurasiadiary.com
11 Nov 2017
Andy Sandness, 32, from Wyoming, had 56 hours of surgery last summer to have the face of Calen "Rudy" Ross transplanted, in the first such operation the clinic had performed. The recent meeting, arranged by the clinic, brought Sandness and the donor's widow, Lucy Ross, together for the first time.
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