Patrick told ABC News:
"My kids were scared of me. You can't blame them. They're young kids."A life-changing process which took 100 surgeons, nurses and assistants more than 26 hours to complete was carried out on Patrick's face earlier this year. He was given a full facial transplant - a surgery where he was warned of a 50 - 50 survival ratio.
"Normal has become a reality over the year. Normal was something I never thought I’d see again.
"Now I'm just the average guy walking down the street. People - they can look at me and tell something's happened, but they would never look at me and think that I’d had a face transplant."