Face Transplant Recipient Is About To Meet The Sister Of His Donor

Face Transplant

Face Transplant Recipient Is About To Meet The Sister Of His Donor

Ashley Rego

When Rebekah Aversano lost her brother Joshua three years ago in a tragic vehicle accident, she never thought she would see his face again. But, with the help of modern science, she is about to.

After Joshua’s death, his family had made the difficult decision to donate their loving son and caring brother’s face to someone in need, a gracious decision changed one man’s life forever.

This man is Richard Norris, a 39-year-old man who had been horribly disfigured from a shotgun accident, leaving the lower part of his face severely mutilated. When Norris heard about the possibility of a groundbreaking, yet incredibly risky procedure to have a face transplant, he enthusiastically volunteered.


The successful transplant was completed three years ago, and was the best decision Norris had ever made.

Now, Joshua’s sister is about to come face-to-face with Norris for the first time. 


In an emotional encounter that will air this Sunday on “60 Minutes Australia,” we witness Rebekah Aversano’s reaction to seeing her brother’s face, once again.


According to CNN, Norris has voiced his gratitude saying, “Thank you for the years spent preparing to give me a new life, “Thank you Joshua, We will always be grateful to you and your family for this gift of life.”


Above are images of Joshua Louis Aversano, the man who has given more than he’ll ever know.


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