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Firefighter Face Transplant

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Face Transplant

This combination of Aug. 15, 2015 to Nov. 11, 2015 photos provided by the New York University Langone Medical Center shows the recuperation of Patrick Hardison after his facial transplant surgery in New York. Hardison was burned Sept. 5, 2001, in Senatobia, Miss. A 27-year-old father of three at the time who'd served for seven years as a volunteer firefighter, he entered a burning house to search for a woman. The roof collapsed, giving him third-degree burns on his head, neck and upper torso. (Mary Spano/Eduardo D. Rodriguez/Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery/NYU Langone Medical Center via AP)

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This 1999 family photo provided by Lori Taylor shows her brother Patrick Hardison, with his two daughters, Averi, left, and Alison in Senatobia, Miss. After being badly burned in a 2001 blaze, Hardison, a volunteer firefighter, has received what appears to be the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his head and much of his neck. The surgery, announced Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, took place in mid-August 2015 in New York at the NYU Langone Medical Center. (Courtesy of Lori Taylor via AP)

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Face Transplant

This undated photo provided by the family via the New York University Langone Medical Center in November 2015 shows David Rodebaugh. The 26-year-old New York artist and competitive bicyclist was a facial transplant donor for volunteer firefighter Patrick Hardison. Rodebaugh had died of injuries from a biking accident on a Brooklyn street. (Family Photo/Courtesy of NYU Langone Medical Center via AP)

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Face Transplant

This combination of photos provided by the New York University Langone Medical Center shows Patrick Hardison before and after his facial transplant surgery in New York. Hardison was burned Sept. 5, 2001, in Senatobia, Miss. A 27-year-old father of three at the time who’d served for seven years as a volunteer firefighter, he entered a burning house to search for a woman. The roof collapsed, giving him third-degree burns on his head, neck and upper torso. (Mary Spano/Eduardo D. Rodriguez/Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery/NYU Langone Medical Center via AP)

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Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez, who led the surgical team that did the face transplant on Patrick Hardison, a volunteer firefighter from Senatobia, Miss., badly burned in a 2001 blaze, speaks during a news conference as he shows before,, left, and after, right, images of Hardison, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez, who led the surgical team that did the face transplant on Patrick Hardison, a volunteer firefighter from Senatobia, Miss., badly burned in a 2001 blaze, speaks during a news conference as he shows before-and-after images of Hardison, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)