Charla Nash Photos: The Woman Who Lost Her Face To A Pet Chimpanzee
CHARLA Nash, 56, has a new face. Her original face was destroyed by a pet chimpanzee. The ape ripped off her hands, lips, nose and eyelids. It tore a chunk from her scalp. Doctors had to remove her eyes.
It was on February 16, 2009, when Charla went to Sandra Herold’s home in Stamford, Connecticut, Sandra was her boss. She had called to get help in placing her 14-year-old pet chimpanzee, Travis, back inside its cage.
Says Nash now:
“A lot of people tell me I look beautiful and I never had anyone tell me that before. I look OK now and I don’t have to worry about scaring anyone.”
Her twin brother Mike Nash puts it well:
“I saw her (and) I said ‘wow’. It’s amazing the miracles of science.”