26-year-old transplant patient unveils new face
(CNN) – Less than 11 months after Cameron Underwood had undergone a facial transplant, the 26-year-old reveals himself to the world.
Underwood of Yuba City, California suffered a self-shot shot in June 201
Conventional reconstructive surgery, which he allegedly tried several times, could only do so much.
Then Underwood's mother, Beverly Bailey-Potter, read a journal article about Dr Eduardo Rodriguez, professor of reconstructive plastic surgery and chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone Health.
"We knew he was the only person we would trust Cameron's life," she said in the hospital discharge. "We were ready to overcome the long distance."
NYU Langone Health has completed two of the procedures and has a designated facial transplant program, one of only a handful in the United States.
Underwood's journey was marked by milestones.
The time between his injury and the facial transplant was only about 18 months, the shortest time between the two in publicly reported cases in the United States, the hospital said.
Rodriguez said this was important for his physical, mental and psychological recovery.
"Cameron has not suffered with his injury a decade or more, like most other facial transplant recipients," Rodriguez said in the statement. "As a result, he has not had to deal with many of the long-term psychosocial issues that often lead to problems such as depression, substance abuse and other potentially harmful behaviors."
Underwood also experienced one of the consequences of shortest waiting times for a donor, the hospital said. After being approved for a transplant by NYU Langone and placed on the Organ Donation List, he waited just six months for the January call that would change his life.
His donor was William Fisher, a 23-year-old resident of New York, an aspiring filmmaker and writer. Fisher, who enrolled as an organ donor as a teenager, gave in more than just Underwood. He also gave his heart, kidneys, liver, eyes and other tissues.
To honor her son's wishes, Fisher's heartbroken mother got something back.
"Part of this experience has been a source of strength for me in a very difficult time," she said in the statement. "I do not think I would have survived Will's death if Cameron had not been, Cameron has his whole life ahead of him – and I love the idea that Willie helps him lead a better life."
Massive data breach at Marriott's Starwood Hotels
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) – The information of up to 500 million people living in Starwood hotels is at risk, and Marriott announces known to have unauthorized access to its Starwood network since 2014.
The company said Friday that credit card numbers and expiration dates for some guests may have already been awarded.
Marriott said there had been a database breach in September, in which guests had information about reservations at Starwood Properties on or before September 10.
Through the investigation, Marriott has discovered that someone has copied and encrypted guest information and is trying to remove that information.
Marriott has set up a website and call center for anyone who thinks he's in danger and will send emails to those affected on Friday.
The 9-year-old girl asks Steph Curry why his sneakers are not available in girls sizes. He promised a fix
Stephen Curry just scored quite a few points off the pitch.
A 9-year-old girl who also plays basketball,
Riley Morrison recently wrote a letter to the Golden The Star of State Warriors tells him of her experiences while trying to pair a pair of his Under Armor Curry 5 basketball sneakers to buy online.
"I asked my dad to buy the new Curry 5 because I'm starting a new basketball season." Riley wrote in the letter her dad posted on Instagram.
"My dad and I visited the Under Armor website and were disappointed that no Curry 5 could be sold under the Girls section. However, they had them for sale under the boys section, even for customization.
That did not go well with Riley, who told the basketball star she and her dad were going to Warriors games.
"I know you support women athletes because you have two daughters and organize an all-girls basketball camp. I hope you can work with Under Armor to change that, because even the Curry 5 women want to be rocked.
Riley, who happens to have the same first name as Curry's 6-year-old daughter, has lost a game win with a handwritten pleading neatly written on a notebook paper and sent to the warriors' fan mail address.
Curry tweeted a copy of his handwritten response Thursday.
I appreciate your concern and have spent the last 2 days talking to Under Armor about how we can fix the problem. Unfortunately, we have marked smaller sizes on the site as "boys". We correct that now! "He promised Riley."
"I want to make sure you can proudly wear my kicks – so I'm going to send you a pair of Curry 5 now, and you're one of the first kids to get the Curry 6." [19659003Healsotoldheraboutplansfor"somethingspecial"onInternationalWomen'sDayinMarchandinvitedRileytocelebratewithhim