Dallas Wiens is the victim of fourth degree electrical burns and has lost his entire face. He is a member of Ridglea Baptist Church and you can listen to his testimony here.
Dallas Wiens, the 25-year-old father who sustained severe burns when his head touched a high voltage wire, received his long-awaited face transplant last week.
Wiens was the first in the country to receive a full-face transplant, a surgery that required more than 30 physicians, nurses and anesthesiologists over 15 hours to replace his nose, lips, skin, muscles and nerves.
"He will not look like himself, but he will also not look like the donor, there is a component of soft tissues and also the bone that is Dallas' own, so the tissues are really molded on a new person, and in this case the way Dallas will look will not resemble either what he used to be or the donor," said Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, plastic surgeon and director of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Burn Center.