Face transplant patient doesn't get a 2nd look nowDecember 4, 2012 in Medicine & Health / Other
(AP)—A Virginia man who received a full-face transplant says he's now able to walk past people without a second look.
Thirty-seven-year-old Richard Lee Norris of Hillsville, Va. was injured in a gun accident in 1997 and said he rarely left home afterward, shopping at night so he wouldn't be stared at. Now, he's finally coming out of hiding.
Norris told The Washington Post he's been doing well and has been regaining his speech, which is improving daily.
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