Blake Shelton Handshake Is Wounded Soldier’s Wish Come True
There are a lot of firsts surrounding Army vet Brendan Marrocco. In 2009, he became the first U.S. serviceman to survive a quadruple amputation, after his armored vehicle was bombed in Iraq. Six weeks ago, he was the first person to have a double-arm transplant performed at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Now, he’d like to share another first with Blake Shelton.
In a story by Henderson, Ky., TV station WEHT, the soldier talks about how great it would be if his first handshake was with the country superstar. Last night, a fan tweeted the story directly to Blake, earning the response, “Wow.. Speechless. I will make this happen!!” from “The Voice” coach.
After that, the Oklahoma native posted a message directly to Marrocco. “Hey Brendan @BMarr86…. I can’t WAIT to shake the hand of an American Hero/Stud… You my brother.”
To which the brave vet responded, “Holy mother of God!! I can’t wait. I’m a huge fan and really looking forward to it. Thank you.”
Learn more about Marrocco’s story in the video below.
Watch a Report on Marrocco’s Miraculous Story