An Ohio woman who was the first US recipient of a near-total face transplant unveiled the results of her surgery which restored key features after she was shot by her husband five years ago.
GLENN: Have you seen the pictures of the woman, what's her name, Connie Culp? She's a woman with a full face transplant? From the Cleveland Clinic in the State of Ohio? I have to tell you when I first saw the photos which are up on GlennBeck.com. If you go there now, you can see it in the picture of the day. Honestly I looked at the photos and I went, okay, this is just mean. I really thought --
STU: Like some PhotoShop job?
GLENN: Like some PhotoShop job and I went, come on.
STU: It doesn't seem like.
GLENN: Neither face before or after at this point seems real.
STU: Yeah, we make fun of all the mistakes that scientists make but I mean, that is -- it's incredible.
GLENN: This is the most heartbreaking, heart‑wrenching story and miracle story I've seen. This is unbelievable. Apparently her husband shot off her face with a shotgun. So she didn't even have any of the bone structure in her face. And if you go to GlennBeck.com and you click on this and then you click through to the story, you will see -- see if we can send this out, Stu. Send the side shots. Have you seen the side shots?
STU: I can't --
GLENN: No, come here. Just -- I know, I know, come here, but you have to see this. Look at the side shot. Hang on, let me bring it up here. If you look had he side shot, Stu, you can see that she has no bone structure. You really can't, you can't look at it, can you? If you look at the bone structure, Stu, you'll see her forehead is coming down. So it's like it's --
STU: Yeah, yeah.
GLENN: Where when they put the new face in, her forehead lift, is lifted back up. It's like her whole face was, her lower jaw and her forehead were collapsing into each other.
STU: Yeah, absolutely. I mean, that is unbelievable. The thing that makes me think of -- the thing that it makes me think of is I hope something worse happened to the husband. I hope it was worse.
GLENN: You know, it's amazing that we don't know anything about the husband.
STU: It's got to be -- I saw the pictures.
GLENN: It's not there.
STU: I'm sure there were details, he probably went to jail or could be shot, I don't know anything.
GLENN: She said yesterday let's not concentrate on me, let's concentrate on the person that donated the face.
STU: That's amazing.
GLENN: A team of 11 surgeons performed the operation in Cleveland. Yeah, let's get to universal healthcare right away. In Cleveland --
STU: Wow, what a surprise, it happened in our horrible medical system, the one we're told all the time is terrible.
GLENN: This is the first one. This is the first one.
STU: In the world.
GLENN: Yeah. They transplanted 80% of her face using facial tissue from a dead woman. How weird would that be? I mean, it's just, it's just, I don't know. Your identity is in your face and -- you know what I mean? So they took her bone structure, I guess, and the tissue and put it into her face from her upper lip to the top with an exception of -- no, no, no, with an exception of the forehead and the upper eyelids. So the lower lip and the chin and the forehead is hers. Everything from the lower lip is not hers.
STU: It's so much a commercial for not putting your self‑value in your image because here's a woman who has to -- she's got someone else's face. She better know who she is because when you're talking about something like that, you have any value of your actual -- any value of yourself in your image, in your appearance, it's got to be gone like that. And to be -- you are going to have to rebuild essentially.
GLENN: But imagine being here. I mean, you look at her before the transplant. She couldn't, she couldn't drink, she couldn't eat. She said, I'm here today five years later. My doctor told me, I'll get you a nose. It is the most complex functional restoration in the world today. She can now function normally. She was unable to eat or breathe without a tube in her windpipe. And when you see it, I mean, how did this woman -- oh, I'd love to talk to her. I'm sure she's not doing interviews.
STU: I believe -- because I saw some clips of this and I believe she actually was speaking and everything.
GLENN: No, she is. She's doing interviews. I mean, she was doing press conference, but she doesn't want it to become -- she said yesterday in the press conference, I guess, she wants it to become about the dead woman.
STU: That's great. You know.
GLENN: You can't even see where they stitched it on. I mean, if you look at -- oh, my gosh, I've never seen anything like this.
GLENN: How did that woman feel when they took her nose and everything else and seeing herself in the mirror. How did that woman not want to kill the son of a... you know what I mean? What is she like inside?
STU: Oh, my God, are you kidding me? I'm scanning here to find out what happened to this husband. I can't even, I can't even say it out loud. If this is true, again I'm reading a story. This is back from 2005. So there may have been updates to this. And please, Lord God, tell me there are.
GLENN: What happened?
STU: Tom Culp shot his wife in the face with a shotgun. Tom Culp will spend seven years behind bars.
GLENN: You've got to be kidding me. If that's true, he's out now. He's out.
STU: 2005. From 2005.
GLENN: Seven years, uh‑huh.
STU: Again this is a local news story.
GLENN: He was given seven years. Who thinks he's still in jail? Four years, time served.
STU: No, no, please don't tell me that.
GLENN: I'll bet you.
STU: I can't take it.
GLENN: I'll bet you. This is in Ohio. Find out. Anybody in Ohio. Somebody's got to know.
STU: Again I'm not up on this story obviously but it's just, it can't be. I can't believe it. No, wait, hold on. I'm getting another update here. There's another site saying that it was only five years that he got sentenced to.
GLENN: Then he's definitely out.
STU: Well, not definitely.
GLENN: It's been four years! Nobody serves the whole thing.
STU: Yeah, I'm seeing five years. I have lost a little faith in certain things in this country and I really want to --
GLENN: Stu, do me a favor because tonight's TV show is all set. Will you do me a favor? Find out about this guy. We'll do it tomorrow on radio and television. I want to find out about this guy. I want to find out if this guy, this dirt bag is walking free. How did you only get five years for doing that?
STU: I have absolutely no idea. I don't know why we would have any laws if the person who did that is free after five years, or maybe less.