Charla Nash, Woman Attacked By Chimp, Reveals Her Face Transplant

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 22, 2011

Charla Nash, the woman who was viciously attacked by a friend’s chimpanzee, gave her first interview on “The Today Show” since receiving a face transplant. Because Charla is blind, she can’t see her new visage, but tells Meredith Viera, “I’ve had people tell me I’m beautiful and nobody ever told me I was beautiful before.” OK, that got me. Pass the Kleenex. Most moving is the fact that Charla doesn’t display an ounce of self-pity; she’s too busy indulging in her favorite comfort foods at IHOP and encouraging legislation to prohibit keeping wild animals as pets. Such an inspiration. [Buzzfeed]