55 year old single mother Charla Nash was attacked by a chimpanzee last February while helping her friend corral the ‘pet’ back into her house. The animal was shot and killed by police but not before it savagely mauled Ms. Nash, leaving her with horrifying injuries as some saw when she appeared on yesterday’s Oprah Winfrey show. Her injuries are profound and include severe mutilation of her face and the loss of both eyes and both hands (except for one partial digit on her right hand).
At first, watching Charla discuss her injuries was disturbing until her character and resilience became apparent and I almost forgot she was so profoundly disfigured. Shortly after watching the show I listened to the original 911 call placed by her friend Sandra Herold during the attack which gave me some idea what this woman lived through. I can only imagine.
Be warned that this audio is extremely disturbing, in fact it’s one of the most horrific 911 calls I’ve ever heard.