Her attorney said at the time: "In the end, her heart, which had been broken so many times before, could take no more. In 2009, 50-year-old Charla was violently attacked by her friend's pet chimpanzee, Travis - who weighed over 200-pounds. Travis then ran out of the house with his 70-year-old owner's car keys, urging Sharon to call on her friend, Charla for help. "Charla made a brief statement stating that Sandra was a troubled woman and maybe she has some peace now," her brother's statement said.
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) On Wednesday, Charla Nash revealed her gravely disfigured face on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," appearing on television for the first time since she sustained major injuries in a brutal chimpanzee attack in February. "I don't even think about it," she told Winfrey. Travis (October 21, 1995 – February 16, 2009) was a male common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) who, in February 2009, attacked and nearly killed a friend of his owner, blinding her while severing several body parts and severely lacerating her face. Now the government has announced it will provide further support for self-employed workers in the country, How Donald Trump could remain president even if he loses US election to Joe Biden, Dr Reinhardt from the University of Essex says "people are concerned" Trump will refuse to make way for Joe Biden if he comes out of the Presidential election second best, Instagram model flaunts sexy G-string as fans ask 'do you wear clothes? Charla's face and hands were ripped off by teenage chimp, Travis in an attack which many still struggle to comprehend.
Sharon Herold died of an aneurysm one year after the gruesome attack. Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? The attack was so horrific many details cannot be published.
Nash's family also filed notice with Connecticut's Office of Claims Commissioner this month, asking for permission to sue the state for $150 million, saying officials failed to prevent the attack.
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Now, Vieira asked: “Did you believe, back then, that you would ever reach this point? "Only . Though the experiment didn’t work in her case, Nash doesn’t regret taking part in it. I have to tell you, it’s one of those stories about the resilience of the human spirit that makes us all take a look a different look at our lives.”. Two years after the attack, Charla underwent a hand and face transplant. A necropsy tested negative for rabies but indicated Travis had been given Xanax earlier in the day. ©2020 Verizon Media. An officer shot the chimp several times and Travis was later found dead just outside his cage. Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter. Election Live Updates: Americans go to polls as bruising campaign ends, 2020 House and Senate elections: Democrats fight to recapture Senate, Report cites militia activity risk amid fears of Election Day unrest, "Don't be scared" of voter intimidation, Michigan official says, Stocks rally worldwide as Election Day finally arrives, The states where you can register to vote on Election Day, Vandals spray paint "MAGA" and "TRUMP" on Jewish headstones, A man just drove over 1,200 miles to Texas so he could vote, Election Live Updates: Americans go to the polls as bruising campaign ends, Pennsylvania voters head to polls as race tightens in key state, The races that could determine who controls the Senate, A guide to the election's top ballot initiatives. “So I just wanted to go back to what I had. I know that I have my forehead," she said. Conditioned to a life that resembled a mix of a domestic pet and small child, Travis learnt to eat with his owners at the dinner table - and was even known to drink wine. Eleven years on from a vicious chimpanzee attack, Charla Nash is still relearning how to smile in a care home. © 2009 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. What went wrong with polls in 2016?
“I just want to get on with my life and get better,” she told Vieira at the time. . And as far as help—I have just what I need.”. She lost her nose, eyes, lips and hands but, until now, all updates on her condition have come through her family and attorneys. Haunting audio captured the moment Sandra desperately phoned for help - a call which police originally thought to be a hoax. But when Travis saw Charla holding a Tickle Me Elmo, one of his favourite toys, he snapped and attacked her.
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