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Do you remember the story about Katy Hayes, the Kingwood mom who lost both arms and both legs? It looks like she's going to attempt to get a double arm transplant.

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"Katy Hayes has no illusions about the countless risks she faces as the first person in the U.S. to have someone else's arms and hands transplanted onto her body.

After all, the 43-year-old Kingwood mother of three has already experienced losing every one of her own limbs.

A flesh-eating infection invaded her body shortly after the birth of her last child two years ago, forcing doctors to amputate her arms and legs above the knees and elbows, leaving behind only small stubs.

Katy's eyes glistened and her voice cracked recently as she recalled being quizzed by a medical team at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a Harvard University teaching affiliate in Boston, about what motivated her quest for transplants.

"I want my life back," she answered without hesitation. "I want to hold my last child before she's grown - and she's already 2. If anybody tells me 'no,' I'll just go to the next hospital. 'No' is not an option."

Her husband, Al Hayes, who plays in a rock band and teaches music, supports her decision: "Death is not the worst thing that can happen here. What about having to resign herself to the life she has now? It's our job to keep moving forward."

Full story:
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/ar


May 29, 2012 - 08:57 am
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Good for her!

May 29, 2012 - 09:02 am
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amazing

May 29, 2012 - 09:04 am
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wow... I cannot even imagine..

May 29, 2012 - 09:24 am
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I hope it works for her, she needs to get her life back & move forward for  her self &  her family . Koodoes to her & her husband for pushing for a better life.

May 29, 2012 - 10:48 am
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