8 decades in the past, Robert Chelsea sustained 3rd-diploma burns on far more than half of his body when his auto was strike by a drunk driver. In 2019, he grew to become the 1st at any time African American recipient of a comprehensive-deal with transplant.
This is story of his restoration, a exceptional check of faith, identity and character.
Considering that the very first partial encounter transplant was done in 2005, there have been a lot less than 50 throughout the world. According to federal information, in 2015 17% of black patients awaiting an organ transplant obtained a person, when compared to 30% of white clients.
Filmed and directed by Hannah Prolonged-Higgins
Produced by Ben Davis
Edited by Vara Szajkowski and Hannah Lengthy-Higgins
Sound Recordists: Tamika Adams and Paige Sutherland
Govt Producer: Vara Szajkowski
With many thanks to Brigham and Women’s Clinic