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So Brave! Woman Mauled By 200lb Chimp Reveals Her Face On Oprah!

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Charla Nash's life forever changed last February when she visited a friend's home in Connecticut and was attacked by the person's 200lb pet chimpanzee. In the horrific accident, the animal ripped the poor woman's face apart, leaving her with no nose, no lips, and no eyes.

Today, for the first time, she speaks on The Oprah Winfrey Show about the terrible ordeal. It is amazing to hear her story and remarkable that despite the terrible adversity she has had to overcome, she can still remain so upbeat.

Charla, who permanently lives in a hospital in Cleveland, isn't aware of the full extent of her injuries, as she won't often feel her face and asks others not to describe them to her. She drinks all of her meals through a small hole where her mouth used to be, and while it seems impossible, Charla hopes for the day that she can have "a hot dog or piece of pizza."

The doctor who treated Charla when she was first brought into the emergency room explains that paramedics on the scene said her hands looked like they had gone through meat grinders and that her fingers were thrown about the room. He goes on to say:

"The monkey had ripped off her entire upper jaw, had ripped off her nose, which as hanging by a thread. We found extensive dirt, chimp fur, and chimp teeth implanted in her bone."

Though Charla can't remember exactly what happened the morning she lost her face to this animal, the chilling 911 call from her friend, Herold, paints a devastating picture. The woman screams into the phone that the animal is "eating" her friend and begs the operator to send the police to shoot the chimp.

Now, as she spends her days about the hospital, her face veiled as to not "scare" other people, she relishes in the small moments she gets to spend with her 17-year-old daughter and hopes that one day, she might receive a face and hand transplant.

Wow. So brave.

It's one of the most heartbreaking stories we have ever read and to see and hear how brave this woman is is truly inspiring. We just hope there comes a day where she can get back to a normal life. She deserves that much, considering what she has been through.

CLICK HERE to check out a picture of Miz Nash after the attack.

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217 comments to “So Brave! Woman Mauled By 200lb Chimp Reveals Her Face On Oprah!”

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  1. 201

    FIRST OF ALL, CHIMPS AREN'T EVIL, YOU MORONS - ONLY HUMANS ARE EVIL. CHIMPANZEES ARE PRIMATES WHO BELONG IN THE WILD NOT DOMESTICATED BY SOME CRETINS WHO THINK IT'S CUTE TO HAVE A CHIMP. BTW, MILLIONS OF PRIMATES AND MONKEYS ARE BRUTALLY AND ROUTINELY TORTURED IN MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS. KARMA IS A BITCH …



  2. 202

    The next time any one of us complains about our hair, or body, or whatever, think of this poor soul. May God give her strength.



  3. 203

    My prayers are with here and her family. What a brave and fearless attitude she has. We can all learn something from this.



  4. 204

    i feel so bad for her, it doesnt take long for you to be mauled, have acid throw in your face etc. but it ruins your life. i saw a story on a woman shot in the face and her entire face collapsed and they managed to help her back to some sort of 'normality', so hopefully they can do the same for this woman



  5. 205

    OMG I would want to be dead. That is soooo sad :( Poor thing

  6. Sezzy says – reply to this


    206

    very sad…. glad she is alive…. but wow.



  7. 207

    That is so tragic — that poor, poor woman!
    Stories like these help put everything in perspective - if this woman can be positive & strong, then anybody can.

    Stay strong & keep hope alive that you will receive the transplants you desire - you're truly an inspriration to all!!!



  8. 208

    So sad :( this is why you do not keep a wild animal as a pet.



  9. 209

    Re: ememememe – Um excuse me are you sick? Is something messeed up with you? Because really you sound like a sick nasty jerk. You know whats funny? What a sick and sad person you are and what will happen when karma comes and kicks you.



  10. 210

    "no words can describe how" big of a boner i got after reading this article and seeing this womans face. This is karma if I've ever seen it. You don't lock wild animals up and expect them to behave. She was ignorant for doing so.



  11. 211

    Wow..this is incredibly sad.. I feel for her.. For the person that laughed, your an idiot and a sick piece of shit..how dare you~ And for the people that question her bravery just because she is suing. Are you kidding me. She is still brave and I believe she deserves something to make her feel better. Maybe suing is the only way that she will get a face and hand implant.



  12. 212

    YOU STUPID MOTHER FUCKING BITCH! ALL YOU CARE ABOUT IT RATINGS! YOU'RE STUPID, UGLY, AND A GAY HATER! YOU STUPID BITCH! IM SOO TIRED OF OPRAH! HER NAME SOUNDS LIKE A MOTHER FUCKING VEGETABLE! YOU DIDNT EVEN CRY OPRAH! YOU HEARTLESS BITCH! NO TEAR, NOTHING! ALL YOU CARE ABOUT IT YOUR FUCKING MILLIONS AND RATINGS!!!! And god bless that women who was beaten :(



  13. 213

    i was glad i got to see the show. the lady wanted to be free again and trusted oprahs to help her. oprah i ty 4 letting me see this story. i just got over cancer and watching ur show says there is hope for those who believe. and i know, i just know she will be ok
    linda



  14. 214

    please do not say poor woman….she needs all of us to help her.any who make fun of her,i feel sorry for you.. please people do not make fun of her.



  15. 215

    Re: tess01 – oh how sick u r



  16. 216

    I really hope there is a happy ending for her. No one can relate to the amount of trauma she must have received during the attack. I hope there is a Good Samaritan in the medical community who can help her at least with the physical aspect. My heart is with her.



  17. 217

    I admit, that is pretty shitty for her. It sucks that happened to her face and that she had to deal with that pain, but what the fuck about the chimp? Travis was stabbed, beaten, had a shovel stuck in him and was shot, all because a stupid person wanted to keep him as "pet" - a wild animal. Meant to be in the wild. People need to understand that this was a stupid mistake made by a human, and as much as it sucks, the chimpanzee did not deserve to be brutally killed.

    Her actions are more disgusting than the consequences that came of them.

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