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Same But Different Part 2 – My New Face


COMM: Gabriel Cooper is embarking on life changing surgery. The identical twin was born
with Pierre Robin Syndrome, a rare condition affecting his jaw. HADIN COOPER: I realized people treated Gabriel differently when we were in school. The older
kids couldn’t figure it out because they didn’t know us. So they thought that you
know it was cool to provoke him. GABRIEL COOPER: To this day honestly I don’t really like taking photos. COMM: He’s traveled to New York with his mother for the specialist plastic surgery. Dr. Stephen Warren: How you doing this morning? Gabriel: I’m doing good.
Dr. Stephen Warren: You all set for today? We’ve got our work cut out for us. DR. STEPHEN WARREN: So our plan is to make little bone cuts on either side of the mandible
and then attach the little device here. Once we do that we’ll stop the operation today
and close things up and then over the coming thirty days we’ll turn that little device
1 millimeter a day but the device will open and lengthen the mandible so that his lower
jaw matches the upper jaw. Dr. Stephen Warren: All right, Gabriel Cooper,
member record no. 5910699 date of birth 03/18/1997. He’s got bilateral facial microsomia. SURGEON: The procedure will probably take about 2 hours maybe 3 hours total with the anesthesia. RAMONA COOPER: Today is our final visit of this phase or this stage of this traction
in New York with Dr. Warren. DR. STEPHEN WARREN: Hi, how you doing? Gabriel Cooper: Good sir, how are you?
Dr. Stephen Warren: Good to see you! Hi, welcome back! The distraction devices that we placed
at the time of Gabriel’s first operation are activated for thirty days. Once the activation
is complete, the mandible needs to heal for eight weeks, kind of like if you broke your
arm you wear a cast for about eight weeks. ‘This is really good. I’m very optimistic
that we will have accomplished our goal, which is to have brought your jaw forward far enough.’ RAMONA COOPER: He is actually, honestly more outgoing. He’s having conversations with
people that he normally would’ve just said ‘Hi and Bye’, avoided. I’ve noticed that
some of his mannerisms he’s dropped. Usually he’s out in public he has a tendency of
you know, sitting like this like he’s just out there. He’s embracing the change really
well. COMM: Before surgery, Gabriel and his identical twin, Hadin, shared few physical similarities. RAMONA COOPER: I actually do see them looking more alike. Interviewer: Do you feel like you look more like Hadin, now?

100 thoughts on “Same But Different Part 2 – My New Face

  1. So happy his mom seeked out treatment for him, it will help his over self confidence and communication

  2. 👏🏼👏🏼…god bless you😘 …keep getting your confidence up!! you are not less than anybody else. Always remember you got a life to be happy in and that happiness is in you!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️

  3. GOD IS AMAZING!!!! IF YALL DINT BELIEVE IN GOD, SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOU!!! I PRAY THIS IS WHAT HE HAS BEEN PATIENTLY WAITING FOR. THANK YOU GOD FOR BEING AWESOME!!!!

  4. I thought his twin brother was his twin sister…That caught me off gaurd…I was like ohhh ok my bad😯

  5. My sister, daughter and nephew had the same surgery and it totally changed their lives for the better. After years of speech therapy, my daughter was able to enunciate better because of her lower jaw being moved forward. The therapy helped, but the surgery was the final piece in correcting her speech.

  6. Ppl can say whatever they want but can't nobody walk in his shoes….he maybe different but he's still human….

  7. I apologise for a silly question, but, if they're identical twins how can one of them have a syndrome that the other does not have? I thought identical twins had almost 100% identical DNA.

  8. Gabriel’s self confidence will soon catch up with his new look. Gabriel you look great! Stay positive and move forward with your new life. So proud of you! I liked what you said “it won’t change the person I am…. just my looks.

  9. So happy for him. It's hard if you look different growing up. I had a slight underbite and I never wanted to smile. It's not really fixed since I didn't have surgery but since no one notices, I kinda forgot about trying to hide it. I hope he does too.

  10. He had and now really has the thriller look when Michael Jackson did his video the parts where he didn't wear make-up .!

  11. GABRIEL THIS PROCEDURE YOU HAD DONE I'M SURE HAS HELPED YOU IN MANY WAYS BUT ALWAYS KNOW YOU ARE PERFECT IN GODS EYES WISHING YOU THE BEST GABRIEL …

  12. He is actually nice looking. Needs his teeth straitened a bit and a nice hair cut and he is good to go. It should change his life. Happy for him.

  13. Young man… No matter what humans think… You were created a perfect you flawless in the image of God 💙 I'm sorry you've been through so much. Just know, how precious you are to the one who knitted you together in your mother's womb 💙

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  15. Now just get his teeth fixed, and he’s good as new😊😊😊😊 Congratulations Gabriel 😊😊

  16. I see nothing wrong with him. he still looks like his brother. only fools talk about people that's going through something or have something.

  17. Some veneers or so many options to get that smile looking good. He’s a smart guy he figure it out.

  18. Gabriel you are a handsome and beautiful spirit. Live your best life with confidence and self love!

  19. Gabe your beautiful inside & outside…I'm so happy for you sweetie keep your postive attitude…awesome King🙌please keep us updated please🙏🌹

  20. I think he looks worse that procedure made him look like Frankenstein they should’ve just given him an implant or something

  21. I think he’s handsome! He seems like a rad kid. I hope he’s doing well these days. Both the boys are handsome as ever 🙂

  22. You're freaking awesome!! Your spirit and positive outlook on everything…maaaan you're just amazing…my doctors have been wanting to do a surgery on me for years and after watching how brave and fearless you are with everything you're facing…maaaan just makes me want to dive in and take the bull by the horns…stay that way….never change because you're totally awesome just the way you are..take care and thanks for sharing your story

  23. What do you mean for more information click here. I DON'T WANT TO CLICK THERE I WANT THE REST OF THE VIDEO HERE NOOOWWW!!

  24. ok the only thing im triggered on is how the doctor said his name i say its ga bre ul he says ga bre el… its 5 am i think im tripping

  25. So sad😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😩😰😕😰😰😩😕😕😢😟😰😰😟😢😢😢😢 why would you do this

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