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The Woman Who Donated Her Dead Brothers Face - This Weekend on 60 Minutes

ProgrammingKevin Perry
image copyright - Nine Network

image copyright - Nine Network

SUNDAY, MAY 31, AT 8.30PM ON CHANNEL NINE 

MY BROTHER’S FACE

When Joshua Aversano was hit and killed in a car accident, his sister Rebekah and her family were asked an impossible question, to donate his face to save the life of another man.

Incredibly, they said yes. As a result, Richard Norris is probably the greatest medical miracle in the world right now. His face, bones, teeth, tongue, skin and hair are another man's – they belong to Joshua. Richard is the recipient of the world's first full face transplant.

This Sunday Richard, his family, and his new love tell their remarkable story to Allison Langdon. And after 3 years, Rebekah Aversano meets Richard for the first time – the man who now wears her brother’s face.

Reporter: Allison Langdon
Producer: Laura Sparkes

  

WHAT’S THE BUZZ

Who would have thought that the humble honey bee could be driven to extinction? It may sound apocalyptic but, right now, bees are being pummelled by a perfect storm. Pesticides, loss of habitat and a rapacious mite are just some of the forces threatening the Australian honey bee's very existence. It’s arguably the single greatest threat to our ability to feed ourselves. Without bees, there’s no pollination, no life, no food. The stakes could not be higher. This Sunday Charles Wooley traverses Australia to meet a ferocious army of committed bee keepers and scientists on the war-path to save the precious bee.

Reporter: Charles Wooley
roducer: Rebecca Le Tourneau

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