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Oprah Winfrey Reveals Charla Nash,the celebrity chimp attack victim

Charla Nash...staying strong

Charla Nash...staying strong Nash Chmp attack victim surviving and strong!!!

On the Oprah Winfrey show on Wednesday,the Connecticut woman who was attacked by a 200-pound chimpanzee revealed her heavily disfigured face to a nationwide audience.

Although she  is blind and has to eat through a straw, she reports that she  isn’t angry.

Winfrey removed Nash’s hat and veil to reveal her face, which was swollen and damaged beyond recognition. She had a large scar near the bottom of her face and a large piece of skin where her nose had been.

Charla Nash said on Wednesday’s episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show that …”I don’t even think about it,” .” ”And there’s no time for that anyways because I need to heal, you know, not look backwards.”

The chimpanzee ripped off Nash’s hands, nose, lips and eyelids on Feb. 16 when the animal’s owner, Sandra Herold, asked Nash, her friend and employee, to help lure the animal back into her house in Stamford, Conn.

Police shot and killed the animal to stop the attack on Charla,and Nash has been hospitalized ever since. She remains in stable condition at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

Nash told Winfrey that she is not in pain, but can’t breathe through her nose and has to eat through a straw. She said she doesn’t touch her face very often.

“I know that I have my forehead,” Nash said. “It feels like just patches of tape or gauze or covering, covering my face.”

It wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago, when an eye doctor told Nash she no longer had her eyes, that she realized she would never see again, she said. Nash said she doesn’t ask many questions about her injuries.

“It’s like less for me to worry about if I don’t know,” she said.

“I want to get healthy,” she said. “I don’t want to wake up with nightmares.”

Nash’s family has filed a $50 million lawsuit against Herold, saying she was negligent and reckless for lacking the ability to control “a wild animal with violent propensities.”
Nash said she didn’t remember anything from the attack and doesn’t want to.

I would like to say on behalf of Jerrybrice’s Blog, that I wish her well, and I am impressed by her strength of Spirit.

She is right about viscous and wild animals, they all are predators and have unpredictable actions.Their physical strength is no match for any human.

Please take heed, and keep the wild animals in the wild or the Zoo.Not in a residential neighborhood.

Here is a YouTube clip of the Oprah Winfrey show interview with Charla Nash….

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/10/charla-nash-on-oprah-chim_n_351718.html

One Response to “Oprah Winfrey Reveals Charla Nash,the celebrity chimp attack victim”

  1. […] The last time this happened, Charla Nash got her face ripped off!!! […]


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