It’s been more than two years since Charla Nash was savagely attacked and mauled by a chimpanzee. Nash received terrible wounds at the hands of the 200-pound animal, which tore off her nose, eyelids and hands and she was forced to cover her face with a veil.

But Nash’s recovery took a groundbreaking turn when she received a full face transplant in May. Her new face was revealed for the first time on ‘Today’ this morning.

Nash’s brother and daughter told Ann Curry that she has a newfound sense of optimism since the transplant.

“It’s just good to see the rapid progress and the happiness that wasn’t there before. A new hope has been sparked and it’s just so nice to see her ready to get at it again,” said Nash’s daughter Briana.

See the results of Charla Nash’s face transplant in the clip below:

[Today]