Charla Nash Face

Charla Nash, the Connecticut woman mauled by a 200 pound chimpanzee in February, appeared on "Oprah" Wednesday to reveal her face and share heartbreaking details on her life since the attack, who lost much of her face and both hands when a chimpanzee attacked her in February, has improved steadily and now walks several times a day at the Cleveland Clinic.

On Nash's 56th birthday today, talk-show host Oprah Winfrey visited her and taped an interview to be broadcast on Winfrey's show Wednesday.

The chimpanzee who attacked Charla Nash

The chimpanzee ripped off Nash’s hands, nose, lips, and eyelids. She is truly lucky to be alive. Connecticut biologists warned state officials that Travis, the chimpanzee that mauled Charla Nash, could seriously hurt someone. Travis’s owner asked Charla Nash to help her lure Travis back in to their home.

Charla Nash under the veil

Nash told Oprah that she feels no pain but that she tries not to touch her face so as to avoid knowing the full extent of her injuries.

"I don't ask a whole lot about my injuries... I know that I have my forehead," she said. She now drinks her meals "with a straw through a small hole where her mouth used to be," ABC added.


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