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First US Face Transplant Patient Marries
A man who became the first in the US to receive a full face transplant has married the woman he met at a support group.
Dallas Wiens, 27, was severely burned after a high-voltage wire touched his head while he repaired a church window in Fort Worth, Texas, in November 2008.
He spent months at Parkland Memorial Hospital, before undergoing a face transplant in Boston.
It was at the hospital that he met Jamie Nash, 29, who had suffered burns to more than 70% of her body after a car accident, in 2011.
The couple were married at Ridglea Baptist Church - where Mr Wiens was injured - in front of more than 150 people.
"I am blessed beyond measure that you have chosen me, and I love you with all my heart," the†Dallas Morning News quoted Mr Wiens†as saying.
His bride said: "Things happened that I didn't think ever could be possible for me, and you made them possible.
"You gave me hope, and you gave me tender love that I will always treasure."
The wedding was followed by a reception at the Flying Saucer in downtown Fort Worth.