ABC News Captures Story of Face Transplant

By Andrew Gauthier 

TVNewser

In January of 2009, an ABC News crew began documenting the story of Joseph Helfgot, an entertainment executive who needed a heart transplant. Helfgot would never receive a new heart, but instead would donate his own organs to save others — including his face for the world’s second face transplant.

ABC News, and the crews assembling what would become “Boston Med,” suddenly had quite a story to tell.

This morning, after a screening on the 22nd Floor of ABC News headquarters in New York, Susan Whitman-Helfgot talked about how the end of her husband’s life meant a new beginning for Jim Maki. More…

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