01-29-2013, 07:51 PM #1
Soldier looks forward to driving with new arms
The infantryman was injured by a roadside bomb in 2009. He is the first soldier to survive losing all four limbs in the Iraq War.
"I just want to get the most out of these arms, and just as goals come up, knock them down and take it absolutely as far as I can," Brendan Marrocco said Tuesday.
The 26-year-old New Yorker spoke at a news conference at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was joined by surgeons who performed the operation...........
Marrocco said his chief desire is to drive the black Dodge Charger that's been sitting in his garage for three years...........
"He's a young man with a tremendous amount of hope, and he's stubborn — stubborn in a good way," said Dr. Jaimie Shores, the hospital's clinical director of hand transplantation. "I think the sky's the limit.".........
Marrocco also received bone marrow from the same donor to minimize the medicine needed to prevent rejection. He said he didn't know much about the donor but "I'm humbled by their gift."..........
More at link......Amazing young man!
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01-29-2013, 08:03 PM #2
I hope it works for him. His energy and enthusiasm, are wonderful!
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