The Man with Transplanted Hands

Double Hand Transplant

Jeff Kepner gabbed with his brothers and snoozed in a chair at his mom’s house in Manheim Township over the weekend, ordinary activities for a trip back home to see family.

But the 57-year-old former Lancaster resident also showed off his two new hands, which he received in May in Pittsburgh during the nation’s first double hand transplant.

The former McCaskey High School student and retired noncommissioned Air Force officer visited here before he finally returns to his Augusta, Ga., home at the end of this week, following four months of recovery and rehabilitation in Pittsburgh.

Lancaster Online: Ex-county man ready to go home after double-hand transplant

(via Grinding)

1 Comment

  1. Necropsychronautron

    October 8, 2009 at 10:04 am

    While awes inspiring, I can’t help but think how this have b-movie horror plot written all over it.

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