The first full face transplant was done in Spain to repair shooting damage.
The 31-year-old thanked his donor's family and the medics that gave him a new face in March at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona.
A shooting accident meant his entire facial skin and muscles - including nose and lips - needed replacing.
Gun rights advocates often dismiss the number of gun accidents as negligible. In order to justify this, they usually talk about accidental deaths only. But, many of those who experience non-fatal wounds are left terribly scarred, in some cases paralyzed.Doctors say he can expect to regain up to 90% of his facial functions.
I don't think it's fair to write these off as insignificant.
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