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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…