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Topic - Brendan Marrocco
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.
Mrs. Marrocco said the surgery meant "moving forward" for her family.
He said he could now focus on what's ahead.