Skip to comments.'Heart of a lion': Quadruple amputee Afghanistan vet prepares for arm transplant
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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God’s speed soldier.
Impressive guy! Got to put him on the prayer list...and his wife and family, too!
Such surgery is possible, but incredibly difficult. We should all hope for the very best outcome.
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.
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