Eight years in the past, Robert Chelsea sustained third-degree burns on greater than half of his physique when his automobile was hit by a drunk driver. In 2019, he turned the primary ever African American recipient of a full-face transplant.
This is story of his restoration, a exceptional check of religion, identification and character.
Since the primary partial face transplant was carried out in 2005, there have been lower than 50 worldwide. According to federal knowledge, in 2015 17% of black sufferers awaiting an organ transplant obtained one, in comparison with 30% of white sufferers.
Filmed and directed by Hannah Long-Higgins
Produced by Ben Davis
Edited by Vara Szajkowski and Hannah Long-Higgins
Sound Recordists: Tamika Adams and Paige Sutherland
Executive Producer: Vara Szajkowski
With because of Brigham and Women’s Hospital