First US face transplant patient weds burn victim
- Dallas Wiens, 27, received a full face transplant after a horrific incident involving a high-voltage power line - Jamie Nash, 29, received severe...
- Dallas Wiens, 27, received a full face transplant after a horrific incident involving a high-voltage power line - Jamie Nash, 29, received severe burns to her hands, back and legs in a car crash - They met in a support group for burn victims and Nash said she was immediately drawn to him A Texas man who became the first person in the US to receive a full face transplant recipient got married on Saturday to another burn patient that he met at a support group. Dallas Wiens, of Fort Worth, was severely injured in a bizarre construction accident in 2008 when he came into contact with a high-voltage power line. Jamie Nash, of Garland, nearly died in a car crash in Ennis in 2010. Her car erupted in flames, and she was trapped. She was severely burned on her hands, back and legs. The couple, who got engaged last fall, exchanged vows Saturday morning at the Fort Worth church where Wiens was working when he was critically hurt. "I am blessed beyond measure that you have chosen me, and I love you with all of my heart,' Wiens told Nash," reports The Dallas Morning News. Pastor Scott Cox says the couple told him they believe God brought them together. Wiens was painting the church in 2008 when he touched a power line. He suffered facial injuries and was blinded. In 2011 he underwent a full facial transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Nash, 29, was burned over 70 percent of her body in a one-car wreck in June 2010. Today she speaks at schools and churches about the perils of texting while driving. The couple met in a support group at Parkland Hospital, where both were being treated. Wiens was walked down the aisle with his grandfather, Del Peterson of Fort Worth. 'He's marrying someone who can share about their pain that they've gone through, and their recoveries,' said Sue Peterson, Del's wife. Until recently, Wiens lived with the Petersons. Escorted by her father, Nash wore a chiffon gown with a pink-lace bodice, off-shoulder sleeves and a plunging back that revealed the scars from her accident. 'Things happened that I didn't think ever could be possible for me, and you made them possible,' Nash said. 'You gave me hope, and you gave me tender love that I will always treasure.' (Dailymail)
26 Jan 2020 4:17 AM GMT