Canadian Face Transplant Greffe Visage Canadienne

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I am Maurice Desjardins. I am the first recipient of a facial transplant in Canada. I was living without a face for 7 years. I was not able to speak, eat, drink, or breath properly. I was dependant on a tracheostomy. I was was waiting for the transplant for 3 years, and had to have every medical test imaginable.

In May 2018 I was lucky enough to receive a face transplant! It was the greatest gift and a second chance at life, however, despite improving and regaining a second identity there have been some complications along the way.

We live very far from the hospital and have no money for the transfers to and from the hospital. We have no money for the extra medications that are not covered by insurance. We are finding it very difficult right now and are looking for any help we can get. The hospital and medical teams are doing everything they can but we NEED YOUR HELP!!

Je suis Maurice Desjardins. Je suis le premier destinataire d'une greffe du visage au Canada.

Je vivais sans visage pendant 7 ans.

Je ne pouvais pas parler, manger, boire ou respirer correctement. J'étais dépendante d'une trachéotomie. J'attendais la greffe pendant 3 ans et je devais subir tous les tests médicaux imaginables.

En mai 2018, j'ai eu la chance de recevoir une greffe du visage! C’était le plus beau cadeau et une deuxième chance de vivre. Cependant, malgré l’amélioration et la reconquête d’une seconde identité, des complications se sont produites tout au long du chemin.

Nous vivons très loin de l’hôpital et n’avons pas d’argent pour les transferts aller-retour. Nous n'avons pas d'argent pour les médicaments supplémentaires qui ne sont pas couverts par  l'assurance. Nous trouvons cela très difficile en ce moment et recherchons toute l'aide possible. L'hôpital et les équipes médicales font tout ce qu'ils peuvent mais nous avons BESOIN VOTRE AIDE!!
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