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  • 31 March 2013, 16:09

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," theDallas Morning News quoted Mr Wiensas 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.

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