First Full-Face Transplant Patient In US Dallas Wiens Weds Another Burn Victim in Texas
The first ever full-face transplant patient in the U.S., Dallas Wiens, married a fellow burn victim Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.
Wiens and his new wife, Jamie Nash of Garland, Texas, wed before 150 people at the same church where Wiens suffered his near-fatal injury in November of 2008.
Wiens, now 27, was in a cherry picker outside Ridglea church, painting its exterior, when he accidentally bumped his left temple against a high-voltage wire. The accident left Wiens blind and his face was burned down to the skull. In 2011, he underwent the very first full-face transplant surgery in the U.S. at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Nash, 29, suffered from burn injuries that covered 70 percent of her body when she got into a car accident in June 2010.
The two met at a support group for burn victims back in 2011 at Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital, and have supported each other ever since.
"I am blessed beyond measure that you have chosen me, and I love you with all of my heart," The Dallas Morning News quoted Wiens as telling Nash.