Quadruple Amputee Receives Double Arm Transplant  |  February 3, 2015

Photo courtesy of Samantha Fields/Here & Now

Photo courtesy of Samantha Fields/Here & Now

A near-fatal infection robbed Will Lautzenheiser of his arms and legs, but not his sense of humor.

Despite facing a grave medical ordeal, the filmmaker and teacher maintained his trademark wit and found healing in laughter.

In late 2014, he received a double arm transplant. Thanks to a generous donor, Will is able to begin a new chapter in his life. Here & Now’s Robin Young caught up with Will and his twin brother, Tom, about the transplant and his new possibilities.

Continue reading this story and listen to the interview here.

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