Connie Culp received America's first face transplant.
A little more than five years ago, Connie Culp had no idea she would make history. She was a beautiful young woman who owned a paint company and a bar with her husband. But in 2004, her already abusive relationship took a devastating turn. With one gunshot, she lost her nose, cheeks, mouth and right eye.

For five years, Connie lived without a face. Then, in December 2008, she received the the most extensive face transplant ever performed.