'I can't wait to hold my fiancee's hand': Former Marine receives double arm transplant 6 years after losing all four limbs to homemade bomb in Afghanistan
A former Marine sergeant who lost all four limbs after standing on a homemade bomb in Afghanistan has received a double arm transplant.
John Peck, 31, stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in 2010, obliterating his legs and left arm. He later lost the other arm to an infection.
But now, after six years as a quadruple amputee, the decorated veteran has made it through a 14-hour operation to receive two new arms.
His arms are scarred and move awkwardly but his doctors say he is making progress and they expect nine to 12 months of rehabilitation.
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