What happened to Charla Nash? Is Charla Nash Blind?

Travis the Chimps Early Years

Travis, the chimpanzee, was born on October 21, 1995, near Festus, Missouri, now known as the Missouri Chimpanzee Sanctuary. He was sold to Jerome and Sandra Harold for $50,000 after being snatched from his mother Suzy when he was three days old. After escaping from the asylum, Suzy is later killed. Travis, named after country music artist Travis Tritt, lived in the Harolds Stamford, Connecticut home. He accompanied the pair everywhere and often accompanied them to work, becoming a local celebrity. As Travis grew up among people, he carefully followed the instructions given by Harolds. He paid more attention than my nephews, said his neighbor.

What happened to Charla Nash?

Since Charla Nash and Harold had been friends for a long time, she often stopped at Harold’s house. When Travis left the cottage with the keys to Harold’s car on February 16, 2009, she was there to see the couple. Nash hands her his favorite toy, the Tickle Me Elmo doll, to lure her back inside. Despite Travis, the chimp being able to identify the doll, Nash recently changed his hair, leaving him nervous and confused. Sandra Harold had to stop him from attacking him in front of the house. Travis drove around the police car until he found an open door that was breaking a window. He was scared, hurt and angry. Officer Frank Chiavari hit Travis several times.

Charla Nash Case

Charla Nash, who was attacked by Travis the chimp, required hours of surgery to be performed by several surgeons in the days following the attack. Travis had his face completely removed, his eyes, nose, mouth, lips removed, and most of his skull blinded to him, and completely severed one arm and the other. Her injuries were so severe that Stamford Hospital recommended treatment to the professionals who treated her. He was flown to Ohio for an experimental facial transplant, when they successfully saved his life and repaired his jaw.


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Is Charla Nash Blind?

In a minor setback last week, Charla Nash’s body began rejecting the transplant after doctors tried to wean her off anti-rejection drugs. Nash is a Connecticut woman who had a face transplant after a horrific attack by a friend’s pet chimpanzee. Nash’s story begins in 2009 when she suffered severe facial injuries from a brutal attack by a friend’s pet chimpanzee, leaving her without a nose, eyes, or lips. Due to an infection spread during chimpanzee molting, Nash also became permanently blind.

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