After hearing that army vet Brendan Marrocco wanted to shake his hand, Blake Shelton is jumping at the opportunity. See Brendan lost all four of his limbs in Iraq in 2009, after his armored vehicle was hit by a bomb. Fast forward to now, Brendan just underwent a successful 2 arm transplant! And he said the first person's hand he wanted to shake (other than his doctor's) was none other than Blake Shelton!
"Even something ordinary, like scratching his face, is a victory. Marrocco says he can't fully feel his new arms, but he is gaining function. He's able to text and comb his hair. Doctors say in a few years, there's very little he won't be able to do.
'I think he'll be able to try and throw a football. I don't know if he'll be hitting 60 yard runs down like Joe Flacco was able to do against the Broncos. But I suspect he'll get there.'
Marrocco says the first person he wants to shake hands, that is after his doctors, country music star Blake Shelton. Right now he has enough use of his new arms to give his mom a hug this way."
And with that Blake Tweeted:
Hey Brendan @bmarr86.... I can't WAIT to shake the hand of an American Hero/Stud... You my brother.— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) January 30, 2013
Awesome! Well we look forward to seeing this happy handshake soon!