It was a tragic night for Mitchell Hunter sometime in 2001 in North Carolina when the car he was in slammed into an electrical pole. Although he pushed a woman to safety, he wasn’t able to save himself from 10,000 volts that cost him a leg and his face. He was electrocuted for five minutes that led to multiple medical transplant.
Recently, he spoke with WISH in Indianapolis, Indiana to reveal that he’s feeling fantastic. It is only now the he broke his silence after his face transplant in 2011, one of the first in the world. He’s now 35, a father, and has a full-time job.
Hunter before the transplant in 2011. Source: WishTV
“People tell me that I’m fortunate that I don’t remember [the accident] because it would probably a lot of pain,” the former soldier said. He added, “I look back on it as something that made me stronger. I mean, yeah, I’d like to have my leg and my face back, but without that happening I wouldn’t be who I am today.”
Hunter with his son. Source: WishTV
He went on for an interview in the hope of encouraging others to go out of their shells and be confident about themselves, even after a facial transplant.
“I would like to tell people just not to worry about the small things; live life,” Hunter said. “Tell the people you love that you love them because you never know when that can be taken away.”
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