Newcastle, Wyoming, resident Andy Sandness made national news this week when he became the first person to receive a face transplant from the Mayo Clinic.

While you may have read his story, you've never seen it quite like this.

Today, the Mayo Clinic released an amazing short film documenting Sandness' remarkable road to recovery after his face was disfigured in a failed suicide attempt in his teens.

The 56-hour procedure was labeled as a success by doctors, who expect Andy to someday become "just another face in the crowd".