Contact Us

Soldier Who Lost All Four Limbs Gets Successfull Double Arm Transplant

What an inspiring story!

A 26-year-old retired U.S. Army sergeant who lost all four of his limbs in 2009 roadside bomb attack in Iraq left Johns Hopkins Hospital on Tuesday (January 29th), six weeks after undergoing a successful rare double arm transplant at the Baltimore medical center.

Sergeant Brendan Marrocco of Staten Island, New York, who is the first U.S. solider in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to survive losing both arms and legs, said at a news conference, “I feel like I’m getting a second chance to start over. I’m just looking forward to everything I would have wanted to do over the last four years.”

He told reporters, “I hated having no arms. I was alright with having no legs.” Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee, who headed the transplant team, said that although the surgery was successful, it will be a few years before Marrocco’s nerves regenerate and he regains significant use of his arms. But Marrocco, who wheeled himself into the news conference despite saying his right arm and both hands have little or no feeling or movement, was in good spirits, saying, “We’ll get there.”

More from XL Country

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://xlcountry.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on XL Country 100.7 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on XL Country 100.7 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!