Man, 24, receives a face transplant

Man, 24, receives a face transplant

After a near-fatal car accident, Joe was left with third degree burns on 80% of his body. 

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WATCH the video below, courtesy of TikTok

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After a terrible car accident that left Joe Dimeo with 80% of his body covered in third-degree burns, he went through a face transplant. 

According to his girlfriend, Jessica Koby, who posts a lot of videos about them as a couple, he was left with no fingerprints, no eyelids, one ear, no lips, and would have eventually lost his vision. 

Koby posts many videos trying to break stereotypes about how people view the love of her life. 

WATCH the video of him explaining what happened to him. Courtesy of TikTok

@joestransplantjourney Replying to @aprilduron injuries from my accident #faceandhandtransplant #handtransplant #facetransplant #facetransplantsurgery #burnsurvivor #caraccident #fyp #fypage #inspirational ♬ original sound - Joe DiMeo


Joe shared that after driving home after a night shift, he fell asleep at the wheel and was in an accident. 

He is on TikTok to share his story and provide hope to others who have been through similar situations. 

He says he is the first person to have had a face and hand transplant. 

WATCH his video below, courtesy of TikTok

@joestransplantjourney I was a burn survivor, my car flipped and I had burns to 80% of my body. I became the first person to have a face and hand transplant. I’m on TikTok to share my story and answer questions about what I’ve been through. #faceandhandtransplant #facetransplant #handtransplant #transplant #fyp #fypage #medicine #medicalschool #medicaltiktoks ♬ original sound Joe DiMeo

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