Most people can’t imagine not being able to enjoy their favorite meal again. Or wearing a surgical mask just to be in the company of others.

Since 1998 when he underwent surgery and radiation therapy to treat a cancerous lump on his tongue, such was life for Mr. Shirley Anderson, according to an interview by 

Solutions were attempted, in the form of an artificial jaw formed from clay (too heavy) and chest muscles reallocated to the lower half of his face (unsuccessful).

With the help of a 3D printer, silicone, groundbreaking work of Dr. Travis Bellicchi, a resident at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, and painstaking efforts of an artist, Mr. Anderson’s is a life “transformed,” according to the report.

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