Double Arm Transplant Recipient Shares Story of Gratitude, Perseverance  |  June 18, 2015

After an aggressive infection, Will Lautzenheiser lost all four limbs. Though he was devastated by the loss, he was determined to accept his new reality and move on with his life. His motto became “figure it out.”

When a doctor approached Lautzenheiser about the possibility of a double arm transplant, he weighed the pros and cons of the extensive procedure. In October of 2014, he endured a nine hour surgery and became one of the few double arm transplant recipients in the country.

He recently shared an update on his progress and how grateful he is to the donor and donor family who made it all possible.

“This is an individual who has a family who is grieving and all I can hope for is that they will consider this a way for their loved one to make a huge difference for me.”

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