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One From The Top

by | 26th, October 2006

“HOW do you feel?” asks the doctor peering over the bed of his recovering patient.

“I don’t normally do requests, unless I’m asked to,” comes the reply. “Have you seen the new James Bond film? It’s called Dire Puns Are Forever. See you after the break. Carol.”

The patient is the lucky recipient of two corneas taken from the eyes of timed-out Countdown host Richard Whiteley. And the concern is that the recipient has inherited some of the donor’s personality.

For now though, the Express is unable to speak to the two patients who have been helped by Whiteley, and hears from Kathryn Apoaniwicz, Whiteley’s partner.

Says she: “I’ve always been a firm believer that if you’re willing to receive a transplant you should be willing to donate. Richard felt the same way.”

Over at the Sun (“Richard Whiteley gave us his eyes”), the paper is desperate to know who is now seeing the world through the TV presenter’s eyes.

“Do you know who got Richard’s corneas?” asks the paper in smallish print. “Have you got Whiteley’s eyes. If so call us.” You can also call or text the Sun.

But it might not be that hard to see the wearers of Whitley’s corneas. The Mail brings news of the first “British face swop” (sic). The world’s full face transplant is to take place in the UK in the next few months.

One from the top, please Carol…



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