[Breakthrough] First U.S. Double Hand Transplant Recipient Wiggles Fingers

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Jeff Kepner wiggled the fingers of the new hands he received on May 4. Just the tiniest of movements — and Kepner is up to a year away from being able to feel anything in those fingers. But it was proof that the transplant is taking and that, in time, Kepner will have full use of his new hands.

53jan23-alba-hands-on[1]Jeff wants to be able to hold his wife’s hand, masturbate, give hand sandwiches, eat pizza, and other normal hand activities the rest of the non-handless world enjoy everyday.

His 13-year-old daughter, Jordan, the last of three children still at the Kepners’ Augusta, Ga., home, can’t wait. You might say she’s even hungering for it.

Jeff is not looking forward to taking showers by himself, sans wife in the shower. “I’m just not sure I want to be in the shower alone, my wife does a great job shampooing my hair”

Kepner lost his hands in 1999 after contracting a virulent strep infection that quickly spread through his entire body. Sepsis set in both his lower legs and hands, and doctors ultimately had to amputate both legs below the knee and both arms below the elbow.




Jesica Alba Might need Hand Transplant Surgery —->