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Topic - Brendan Marrocco
Throughout the day, you may have overheard talk of patriotism and what a sacrifice our veterans have made, but chances are, you were too stuffed with food to listen or were already taking an afternoon nap.
A young soldier who four years ago lost his arms and legs to a roadside bomb in Iraq, on Tuesday showed off his two new arms at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the result of the first successful bilateral arm transplant at the Baltimore medical center.
A soldier who lost all four limbs in a roadside bombing in Iraq says he's looking forward to driving and swimming with new arms after undergoing a double-arm transplant.
After weeks of round-the-clock medical care, Brendan Marrocco insisted on rolling his own wheelchair into a news conference using his new transplanted arms. Then he brushed his hair to one side.
On Facebook, he describes himself as a "wounded warrior...very wounded."
The first soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant.
"The maximum speed is an inch a month for nerve regeneration," he explained. "We're easily looking at a couple years"
"He was making the nurses laugh," Mr. Marrocco said.