Woman Reveals Shock After Seeing Man With Late Brother's Face Following Transplant 6 years ago

Woman Reveals Shock After Seeing Man With Late Brother's Face Following Transplant

Rebekah Aversano has revealed her shock at seeing her late brother's skin and face on shotgun victim Richard Norris. 

Speaking on This Morning, Rebekah revealed that every time she sees Richard it is a "wild experience."


Rebekah's brother Joshua died in a car accident when he was just 21, and soon after doctor's requested that his skin, teeth and tongue were used to reconstruct Richard Norris' face.


Richard was left with severe disfigurement having accidentally shot himself in the face during an argument with his mother in 1997.

However, following the reconstructive surgery which took place in 2012, Rebekah says Richard's resemblance to her late brother is "uncanny".


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She said: "My mind doesn’t know how to comprehend what I’m seeing.

"I’m seeing the face of my brother and the skin of my brother that I saw every day of my life and now they’re on someone else.

"It’s wild, and I don’t know what to do with it."


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Describing the first time she met Richard, Rebekah revealed she did not know how to react.

She said: "I met him at a gala held by the University of Maryland Medical Centre.


"I froze. I didn’t know what to do. I ran to the bathroom to collect myself.

"Then I came back out and Richard saw me and he came up and introduced himself and thanked me and thanked my entire family.

"It was really an unreal experience. I just couldn’t stop looking at his face and looking at his skin."


Video via YouTube/breakingnewz