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After a Tragic Accident, Dallas Weins Loses His Face—Read What His Daughter Says About His Shocking Transformation

I can think of a number of things that bring me joy: holding a baby, having dinner with friends, singing in the car, surprises—and those are just off the top of my head. But getting electrocuted and losing my face? I can’t say that would make my list. But, it made the list for Dallas Weins.

Weins, from Fort Worth, Texas, was working on a painting job outside of a Baptist Church in his town when the lift he was painting from drifted into power lines.

The then-23-year-old woke up three months later, a completely new man. His face had burned off, and he no longer had eyes or feeling from his neck up. Dallas’ appearance was unrecognizable, and he’d survived an unimaginable accident, but lost so much in the process.

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That wasn’t the most dramatic change for Dallas Weins, though.

Dallas woke up with “a shot at a brand new life,” and he says he’s never been happier. He doesn’t call the experience an accident, but rather a “gift from God.” Before losing his face, Dallas didn’t have a relationship with Christ. But after waking up, he’s experienced a joy he’s never known—one that could only be from the Lord.

In fact, the joy he feels now is so wonderful that Dallas says, “It [the accident] was worth it to me.”

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He went back and joined the church where he lost his face, and that overwhelming joy transpired into a joy of serving others.

Dallas found even more joy in the call that came just three years after the accident. He would be one of the first two face-transplant operations performed in the U.S.

Of course, it’s no surprise that Dallas wasn’t concerned about his appearance, but rather something much more special. The surgery would allow him to move his face and feel again, which meant only one thing—he’d be able to feel his daughter’s kisses, and kiss her back for the first time in three years.

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
Bri is an outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure. She lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese in between capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras.

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