After nearly five years of silence, an Indiana man who was one of the first in the world to receive a face transplant is speaking to 24-Hour News 8.
Mitchell Hunter, who was hit by an electrical pole of 10,000 volts for a complete 5 minutes. He managed to survive the attack but lost his face due to the high voltage and lost a leg after the incident.
The transplant happened in 2011, and Mitchell Hunter said in an exclusive interview Sunday that he feels fantastic. “I feel just as healthy just as I did when I was 21, and I feel great,” Hunter said.
“People tell me that I’m fortunate that I don’t remember [the accident] because it would probably a lot of pain,” Hunter said.
The car he was in slammed into an electrical pole. Hunter, a former soldier, pushed a woman to safety, but he wasn’t as lucky.
To some, it might be the end, but to Hunter it was only the beginning. “I look back on it as something that made me stronger,” he said. “I mean, yeah, I’d like to have my leg and my face back, but without that happening I wouldn’t be who I am today.” via – Ekim St. Joseph
Let’s check out Mitchell’s journey.