A soldier who lost all four limbs in an Iraq roadside bombing has two new arms following a double transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The 26-year-old Staten Island native was injured by a roadside bomb Easter Sunday in 2009.
A group of wounded warriors and their families came from all over the country to spend the 4th of July in New York, starting their day at the 9/11 Memorial.
“Sacrifice” is a word we’re hearing a lot this week. On Thursday, CBS 2’s Lou Young met a remarkable young man who has managed to maintain his good humor and humanity in the face of terrifying injuries.
Family and friends gave 25-year-old Marrocco a homecoming at a house designed especially for him on Staten Island.
He made huge sacrifices for his country and now an Iraq War veteran is getting a new home on Staten Island.
In this edition of Eye On New York, CBS 2 brings you the incredibly inspiring and miraculous story of Brendan Marrocco, a Staten Island native and Army soldier who became the first quadruple amputee to survive his wounds suffered in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.