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The Real Price We Pay for Some Medical Advancements

More than twelve months after ha became the first person to receive a double hand transplant in the United States, Jeff Kepner's new hands are still not under his control. His fingers do not bend to his will, and he cannot distinguish textures.

"I got it," said regarding the surgery. "And I regret it. It's over and done with. I didn't dream there would be this much therapy."

CNN reports:

“Friends and family had thought that perhaps by now the former pastry chef would again be getting ready to bake holiday cookies ... Instead, the surgery is just the beginning ... Although the surgery was free to the family, the amount of time Valerie Kepner, a government employee, has to leave work and the long stays in Pittsburgh have become an unexpected financial burden”.

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