Patrick Hardison was a firefighter and during one of t eh rescue operations an entire colloapsed on top of him. He suffered major burns and his facial features fused together. Though he survived the horrific accident, his face was beyond salvaging. The stress created havoc in his personal life and Patrick says “My kids were scared to death of me. There are things worse than dying.” Finally though a kind doctor decides to take up his case and when a match for transplant was found he underwent the surgery. The surgery which lasted 26 hours has been deemed as the “most extensive face transplant ever.” The surgery was succesful and Patrick has gotten a new life.