Dallas Wiens’ doctors were not optimistic about his survival when the 24-year-old suffered 4th degree burns on his face after coming in contact with a high-voltage electrical wire nearly three years ago. Wiens not only survived the critical first 72 hours, but after coming out of a 3-month coma, he endured dozens of subsequent reconstructive facial plastic surgery procedures. In March 2011, Wiens underwent a 15-hour surgery to become the first person to receive a full-face transplant in the United States. Wiens is giving back to the community by establishing the About Face Foundation which generates resources to help others with similar medical conditions.

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