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KDAF 2012-02-14 03:16:00 UTC
KDAF 2012-02-14 03:16:00 UTC
KDAF 2012-02-14 03:16:00 UTC
KDAF 2012-02-14 03:16:00 UTC
KDAF 2012-02-14 03:16:00 UTC
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CW33 News at 9
KDAF (CW)Dallas, TX DMA: 5
Feb 13 2012 9:16PM CST
Programming Type: News
> a young texas combat veteran is in gq magazine this month. he is a strong man with style but does not look like george clooney or met them. he is the face of many soldiers returning home from war and he's part of the inspiration behind cutting edge medical research being done in texas. sam brown thought he was prepared for the horrors of war. >> i even mentally prepared for losing a leg or being shot. >> but he says nothing could prepare him for this. on his first tour of duty in afghanistan, is, the hit a roadside bomb. >> i was instantly engulfed in flames. my memory of it was in a flash. feeling the vehicle being sown in the air and i cannot hear anything. the next moment i was standing outside the vehicle burning from my wst up. >> he was airlifted out of the fire fight and woke up two weeks later in the burn unit at brooke army medical center in san antonio. this started a three- year surgical battle to save his face. as the winds started to heal, the disfigurement started as well and the scars ran deep, down to assams sold. >> in my lowest points is when i'm with inside myself. >> then there are the stairs. >> i had everything from just curiosity like hey what happened to you? to a young gal in st. louis turning to her friends and saying look theirs freddie kruger. >> is stories like sam that initiated a revolutionary research project called the biomask >> the idea is to have a mask that would be able to go on top of the face and be put in place and stay there to be able to monitor the condition of the wound and treat it in real time as the healing progresses. >> eileen moss and her team at the university of texas at arlington is collaborating with plastic surgeons at brooke army medical center and researchers at the northwestern university. the goal of the biomask is to regrow burn victims bases to nearly normal levels without the disfigurement scars. the biomask has a hard outer shell and the inside will be lined with micro sensors an fluid delivery systems. >> so we're doing is applying pressure. there is a cavity inside here. we are applying pressure. the sensors would be in contact with the wound is also the two would really be monitoring what is happening at the surface of the wound and then we would have integrated fluids that can tech then take fluids whether their drugs a lanes or what ever. >> it's too late for sam to benefit from the biomask technology, that is still at least five years away. he says the stairs and the comments don't bother him like they used to. more importantly, he says someone looked beyond the scars and saw the beautiful person that was always there. but he says the massive potential to rescue burn victims is priceless. >> some people deal with this bigger better than others and if we can minimize the number of folks who have to emotionally and psychologically go through that, that's good forveryone. >> sam said god save him that day for reason. he's currently working with rogers about in dallas. started an organization called allies in action dot or to help other war heroes will face difficulties after returning home. >>
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