Thanks to a rare and revolutionary process, an army soldier can get a new ear after the surgeons have been able to grow a new one in their arms.
The army announced Monday that the proceedings, Pvt. Shamika Burrage's left ear was successful.
In the procedure, which was the first of its kind in the army, doctors took cartilage from Burrage's ribs, then cut out a new ear and placed it under the skin of her forearm to allow it
"The whole target when she's done with it, it looks good, it's sensitive, and in five years, if anyone does not know her, they will not notice it, said Lieutenant Colonel Colonel Owen Johnson III in a statement.
"It's been a long time trial for everything, but I'm back," she said.