IAmA Face Transplant recipient 10 year update
Hello Reddit, it's nice to be back again to answer another round of awesome questions from you all. I have done 3 othet AmAs over the last 10 years and I figured its about time for another.
To make a long story short, I was hit with a power line. It's a pretty shocking story that ends with me getting a full face transplant.
I was a passenger in a pickup truck and the driver lost control around an S turn, hitting a utility pole. When the female passenger came in contact with one of the downed lines, I apparently tried and succeeded in saving her life, only to be hit with the same line. I was hit with 10,000 volts, 7 amps for 5 mins. The electricity entered my left leg, went through my body, and exited my face. I suffered a left below knee amputation, minor and major electrical blowouts throughout my body, in full thickness burns to the face.
I've had over 67 reconstruction surgeries on my face, multiple done on my body, and finally a full face transplant. Altogether I had over a hundred surgeries!
It's been 20 years since the accident and almost 10 years since the face transplant - ask me anything you want Reddit I'm an open book.