Indianapolis-based freelance photographer Jennifer Cecil shot portraits of Mitch Hunter, a candidate for a rare face transplant surgery.
Over the summer I was fortunate enough to meet Speedway resident Mitch Hunter while on assignment for The Indianapolis Star. In 2001, Hunter was riding in a car with two friends when the driver crashed into a utility pole. Hunter was disfigured when he was shocked by 10,000 volts of electricity after helping the woman riding passenger in the vehicle. These images are from August when Hunter was just a candidate for a rare face transplant surgery. He has now been told by doctors at a the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston that he has been chosen for the transplant. He will be the third American to undergo the surgery.
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