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Blake Shelton Makes A Promise To Army Hero Brendan Marrocco

If only every one had a heart of gold like Blake Shelton. People may sometimes be overly critical of one of his tweets or off the cuff statements, but Shelton is as genuine as they come.

As if I wasn’t a big enough fan already of the current CMA Entertainer of the Year, he reaches out and makes a promise to one of our Army veterans, Brendan Marrocco.

Marrocco is a true hero with a story of strength. In January 2008, he entered the United States Army and was deployed to Iraq later that year. In April 2009, on Easter Sunday morning, Brendan’s vehicle was returning from a night mission when it was hit directly by an Explosive Fired Projectile. The attack caused him to lose all four limbs, and he is the first quadruple amputee to survive the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan.

Six weeks ago, 26-year-old Marrocco underwent a successful bilateral arm transplant at John Hopkins Hospital. Only six other patients in the U.S. have undergone the surgery, but Marrocco’s was the most extensive and first of its kind.

There have been several news conferences this week with Marrocco and his doctors. In a story from Henderson, KY. TV station, WEHT, the first person Marrocco says that he would like to shake hands with once he is able to do so is Mr. Blake Shelton.

Continue reading to see the twitter exchange between Shelton & Marrocco…

Blake Shelton Teams With ‘Building For America’s Bravest’


Blake Shelton is now a part of a very special campaign. He has teamed up with Building For America’s Bravest (BFAB).

BFAB is a program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation that raises funds in order to build Smart Homes for our castatrophically injured service men and women. Their goal by the end of 2013 is to have built or broken ground on 23 Smart Homes.

In 2011, BFAB began constructing a home for the first ever quadruple amputee survivor, Army Specialist Brendan Marrocco. Marrocco spoke to the press last year after having a bilateral arm transplant, and he had said that the first person’s hand he wanted to shake once he was able to do so was Blake Shelton. Shelton heard about the story and promised to make it happen. (You can read the full story here) Now, Shelton is teaming up with BFAB to help our other military heroes.

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The biggest thank-you to our service men and women who protect and fight for us everyday.