A Beautiful Wedding For Two Burn Victims

On Saturday, Dallas Wiens, the first American to receive a full face transplant, married Jamie Nash, a car crash burn victim.

1. This is Dallas Wiens and Jamie Nash.

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2. The couple got engaged last fall, after meeting in a burn victims support group at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

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3. “I was drawn to him. I just had to meet him,” Nash told NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth. “I just looked at him from across the room, and there was something about him.”

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4. Wiens became the first American to undergo a full face transplant after he touched a high voltage wire in 2008. Nash was severely burnt in a car accident in 2010.

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5. Wiens, who lost his eyesight in the accident, said he and Nash both want to move forward with their lives: “There’s no reason to dwell on the past.”

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6. “It’s a story of hope,” the bride said. “A story of true survivors.”

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