Here’s the face of tragedy and triumph.
A man who received a face transplant two years ago because his face was badly disfigured in a shotgun accident posed for GQ to show off his new look.
Cover boy Richard Norris bravely showed off his new face, telling the magazine he hopes to be an inspiration to others knocked down by disfiguring injuries.
“Sometimes God will put you on your back to make you look up,” said Norris, who injured himself in a 1997 shotgun accident. “Sometimes you need that nudge.”
Norris and the surgeon who gave him this miracle — NYU’s chair of plastic surgery, Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez — said they’re particularly interested in reaching soldiers suffering from ballistic facial wounds.