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'Heart of a lion': Quadruple amputee Afghanistan vet prepares for arm transplant
Fox News ^ | 7-4-2014 | Jennifer Griffin

Posted on 07/04/2014 2:14:17 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

Marine Sgt. John Peck is one of very few quadruple amputees to survive the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now he is preparing for his next mission: an experimental double-arm transplant that will give him, in part, his freedom back.

"No more prosthetics," Peck told Fox News. "I'm going to get cadaver arms from a donor, and they're going to do a 16-hour surgery with 12-16 doctors and reattach bone, using titanium plates, reattaching nerves, blood vessels, tendons, and muscles."

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Give him a hand, and two arms too.
1 posted on 07/04/2014 2:14:17 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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God’s speed soldier.


2 posted on 07/04/2014 2:16:17 PM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Citizen Zed
that's real courage... may God bless
3 posted on 07/04/2014 2:21:58 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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Impressive guy! Got to put him on the prayer list...and his wife and family, too!


4 posted on 07/04/2014 2:30:57 PM PDT by livius
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To: Citizen Zed

Amazing, Godspeed.


5 posted on 07/04/2014 2:31:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Citizen Zed
Maybe this stuff would help MIRACLE POWDER REGROWS FINGERS, NOW THIGH MUSCLE FOR MARINE.
6 posted on 07/04/2014 2:37:20 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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7 posted on 07/04/2014 2:52:38 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016!)
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8 posted on 07/04/2014 3:12:31 PM PDT by windcliff
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Such surgery is possible, but incredibly difficult. We should all hope for the very best outcome.


9 posted on 07/04/2014 3:33:51 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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hope it can work for him. if i was in his spot if they didn’t have good bionics i’d do what he’s doing.


10 posted on 07/04/2014 4:56:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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