Rene Chavez, with his wife, Alicia Hernandez, shows his new hand transplant on Wednesday at Duke Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Chavez received the first hand transplant in North Carolina on May 27. At right is a closeup of the donor hand that replaced the left hand Chavez lost when he was 4 years old.
Rene Chavez, with his wife, Alicia Hernandez, shows his new hand transplant on Wednesday at Duke Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Chavez received the first hand transplant in North Carolina on May 27. At right is a closeup of the donor hand that replaced the left hand Chavez lost when he was 4 years old. Photos by Chuck Liddy TNS
Rene Chavez, with his wife, Alicia Hernandez, shows his new hand transplant on Wednesday at Duke Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Chavez received the first hand transplant in North Carolina on May 27. At right is a closeup of the donor hand that replaced the left hand Chavez lost when he was 4 years old. Photos by Chuck Liddy TNS

He lost his hand in a meat grinder at age 4. Now, he has new hand

June 13, 2016 10:44 PM

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