Even numerous skin grafts couldn’t help the Army vet.
“Imagine walking into a room and, like, falling and everybody noticing,” he said. “That’s how it was every time I walked in a room because of the way my face looked.”
He needed more drastic help.
In 2011, Mitchell received just the third-ever full face transplant in the U.S.
Doctors operated for 14 hours, an incredible procedure giving him a nose, eyelids, muscles to help his face move, and nerves, all made possible by an anonymous donor. At the time, it made headlines.
His transformation since then has been nothing short of remarkable…