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Jerome Hamon was born with a genetic mutation which caused tumors to grow on his face. To fight his disfigurement, in 2010 Hamon became one of the first people to ever receive a facial transplant surgery. In 2015, however, he was given antibiotics to fight a cold, though the doctor who prescribed them did not know they would interfere with treatments Hamon was receiving.
In 2016, as Hamon's body began to reject his new face, it became clear something needed to be done. In January 2017, after 2 months of living without a face, a donor had was found and Hamon became the first person in history to receive a second facial transplant.
Man becomes the first person to receive a second face transplant after the initial attempt was rejected. "The transplanted face was removed in November 2017 and he was induced into a coma – without a face – for nearly two months." https://t.co/TWzhz4FR6k— John McQuaid (@johnmcquaid) January 22, 2018
Three months later, Hamon is still recuperating in a hospital and getting used to his new nickname: The Man with Three Faces.
Jerome Hamon is getting used to his new soubriquet "the man with three faces".— New Vision UGANDA (@newvisionwire) April 17, 2018
He remains in a Paris hospital, three months after undergoing his second face transplant, but has quickly accepted his new "identity". https://t.co/N0dOaxtrVU
Hamon has now gone through two incredibly striking transformations.
Twitter finds his situation mind-boggling!
I can only imagine what this guy is going through.— Jessie D (@Ahamay02) April 17, 2018
[If I hadn't accepted this new face it would have been terrible. It's a question of identity... But here we are, it's good, it's me," he told AFP news agency from the hospital, where he is still recovering.] https://t.co/GNfwuFNzxo
Impossible to imagine how he felt when his first trasplant was rejected & then to have to survive with no face. Hope that this one is for keeps.— Ja Ne Nicholas (@islandjenx) April 17, 2018
Hamon must have incredible inner strength.
The man under the faces is steel. I hope this succeeds.— WindaWester (@WindaWester) April 17, 2018
God bless this man. Must be a horrible ordeal to go through. I hope this time it works perfectly. ?— De León (@MyMysticMuse) April 17, 2018
And, of course, much is owed to the surgeon who performed the procedure!
Surgery today just keeps getting better and better with new Technologies and science— M Treswell (@martin_treswell) April 17, 2018
Congratulations on your new face, Mr. Hamon—we hope this will be your last!
Amazing courage and resilience.— Isabel Maria Silva (@isabenfica51) April 17, 2018
I can’t even imagine the strength this man has?god speed for a healthy and better future.— PeopleDemandActionin2018 (@MargoPeters401) April 18, 2018