NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Charla Nash, a Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee two years ago, can't see, touch or smell and struggles to eat through a straw.
She's eagerly waiting for a donor who would enable her to undergo face and hand transplant surgery.
Nash was deemed eligible last month for the surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after passing numerous pre-operative tests and evaluations.
The hospital, which performed the nation's first full face transplant earlier this month on a Texas
construction worker, is working with the New England Organ Bank to find donors who match Nash's tissue requirements.
The 200-pound pet chimpanzee went berserk after its owner asked Nash to help lure it back into her house in Stamford.
The animal named Travis ripped of Nash's hands, nose, lips and eyelids.
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Several suspects have been charged following a prostitution sting operation conducted by the Anne Arundel County police.
An off-duty Howard County police officer was charged overnight with driving under the influence of alcohol.
A former correctional officer could return to jail, this time as an inmate, if found guilty of the charge he had sex with a female inmate while he was employed at the Howard County Detention Center.
Anne Arundel County Police were investigating a death they deemed suspicious shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday.
With temperatures anticipated to be below freezing in the next five days, the public is encouraged to take precaution against frigid temperatures as the area braces for the third winter weather event in a week.