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Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Explorers(m): 6:39pm On Nov 05, 2019
A California man has become the first African American to receive a face transplant after waiting six years to find skin that matched his own.

Robert Chelsea told Time that he turned down the first face that doctors found for him in 2018 because the donor was fairer than him and he didn't want to become a 'totally different looking person.'

At long last, Chelsea got a new face in July in 2019.

In August, 2013, Chelsea was waiting for his overheated car to cool down on the side of a Los Angeles freeway in when a drunk driver swerved into the left-hand shoulder where Chelsea was sitting in his vehicle.

Chelsea's car was instantly engulfed in flames.

About half of his body was covered in third-degree burn.

Chelsea pictured with daughter before the accident and after.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7610017/amp/California-father-black-man-face-transplant.html

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Explorers(m): 6:39pm On Nov 05, 2019
In July, 2018, it took a team of 45 doctors and nurses 18 hours of surgeries and skin grafts to save Chelsea's life and the tissue of his lips, left ear, part and part of his nose died, leaving his face disfigured for the last six years.

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Explorers(m): 6:39pm On Nov 05, 2019
Mr Chelsea after the transplants.

Dr Bondah Pomahac (left), the plastic surgeon who led the transplant team said that Chelsea has recovered extremely quickly despite being the oldest person ever to receive a new face.

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by CaptainMitch: 6:40pm On Nov 05, 2019
You got a second chance to get them girls, use it wisely.

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by GOFRONT(m): 6:42pm On Nov 05, 2019
Right time for him to register as a Nairaland member.......It is a faceless forum.

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Sankabson(m): 6:42pm On Nov 05, 2019
This is absolutely wonderful. May the Good Lord Continue To Guide And Protect Us All..

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Zanotee: 6:42pm On Nov 05, 2019
shocked
Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Princeton92(m): 6:43pm On Nov 05, 2019
Thank God for his new skin N donor!

And thank God for science!!

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Nobody: 6:46pm On Nov 05, 2019
Eleyi Jo ina teyin teyin ( Burn reach teeth)

Science too gbasky.
I wonder if kechi will do hers
Upon say she get serious burns that girl na girl dey I fit take out anyday. She get the departments wey I value most. Idi araba idi oro plus bobbinatu

Shout out to kechi. Much love from shibaraba

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Greyworld: 6:54pm On Nov 05, 2019
should I say I'm amazed?
How ever what happened to the donor? is he now faceless?

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Obaino2013(m): 7:01pm On Nov 05, 2019
How is this even possible

Science is a life saver.

Thank God for his life.

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Larryfest(m): 7:04pm On Nov 05, 2019
He is totally different...Oyinbos are next to God.

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by hisgrace090: 7:30pm On Nov 05, 2019
This is awesome!!!

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by madridguy(m): 7:34pm On Nov 05, 2019
This is impressive. If i get my way to either the US, Canada, or Australia i must hustle hard to be a surgeon.

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Theory2022: 7:36pm On Nov 05, 2019
Las las y0u re next to oyinbos
Larryfest:
He is totally different...Oyinbos are next to God.

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by IMASTEX: 7:39pm On Nov 05, 2019
That is great. Power of science.

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by tillaman(m): 7:51pm On Nov 05, 2019
This is freaking unbelievable

Damn. Amazingly gory sha, its crazy how he transformed from a bald man to another man with a low cut, Kudos to them docs,

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by efembaba(m): 9:06pm On Nov 05, 2019
Boy this looks like science fiction... The man is a new man

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by realstars: 9:08pm On Nov 05, 2019
If God had given man power to create humans as God did, I believe, they could make something a little good.
But man is man, and God is the creator, and man can never be God.

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:08pm On Nov 05, 2019
efembaba:
Boy this looks like science fiction... The man is a new man
He's actually BORN AGAIN!
ReneeNuttall:


Reminds me of the movie....THE GOOD DOCTOR.there an episode were a gals skin was burnt in a fierce accident that claimed lives,she was grafted with a tilapia skin.Damn!
Tilapia skin you say?!
That sounds gross!
What does she looks like after the surgery?
ReneeNuttall:

Beautiful and fresh.,twas a plastic surgery, so u can imaging!
Wow!
That sounds lovely.
We'll check how we can download the movie.
wink

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by BitmapStudios: 9:09pm On Nov 05, 2019
shocked
cool
Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Jh0wsef(m): 9:09pm On Nov 05, 2019
Own a business?
need good branding?

We'll fix that for you smiley

Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by prince985(m): 9:10pm On Nov 05, 2019
Science, doing what no imaginary deity can do since forever

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:10pm On Nov 05, 2019
This is no small feat.
Good job by the surgeons.
All these can only be achieve with God.
And most of these surgeons attest to that.

No man can do all these if it has not been giving to him from above!
At the end of it all,
All Glory returns to God!

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by TheControversy: 9:10pm On Nov 05, 2019
This life eh, one moment you're alive and healthy, the next you're gone or badly injured. What a strange life

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Kendumazy(m): 9:10pm On Nov 05, 2019
Mheen! Science and technology is Bae!

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by dynicks(m): 9:11pm On Nov 05, 2019
When religion is never considered as an option!!

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by mzBEAM(f): 9:11pm On Nov 05, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:

He's actually BORN AGAIN!



Chief Zombie

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by airminem(f): 9:11pm On Nov 05, 2019
Wow! Oboi. Viewers discretion on high alert. Micheal jack nkor
NNAMDI KANU, YOUR LAST CHANCE OO. THIS IS EXPO EXPOSED. SURE YOU VISIT THOSE SURGEONS TO CHANGE YA FACE.

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Nobody: 9:11pm On Nov 05, 2019
no changes, they only covered his teeth for him

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Nobody: 9:13pm On Nov 05, 2019
I think there is a clear differences between the former and the latter

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Re: Robert Chelsea Receives A Face Transplant, The First Black Man To Get It by Passionate888: 9:13pm On Nov 05, 2019
Face off

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