Sgt. John Peck calls Mistress Carrie

Tuesday, May 7th

USMC Sgt. John Peck (ret.) is one of the most inspirational people you will ever come across. He is a decorated Marine veteran, he WAS quadruple amputee, now a double amputee after a double arm transplant here in Boston, he's a husband, activist, motivational speaker, philanthropist, and now a published author. His book, "Rebuilding Sergeant. Peck: How I Put Body and Soul Back Together after Afghanistan" is available everywhere. He called Mistress Carrie to talk about his book, his recovery, and his wife who helped him through it all.

 

ABOUT SGT. PECK AND REBUILDING SGT. PECK

Marine Sgt. John Peck survived an IED during the War on Terror that left him with a traumatic brain injury, amnesia, and cost him his marriage. He survived another three years later that left him with three and a half limbs missing. He's one of only two living people to survive the flesh-eating fungus he contracted in recovery at Walter Reed, one that left him as a quadruple amputee. And that's only the beginning of his story.

What followed was a recovery nothing short of miraculous. With resilience and the help of advocates like actor and philanthropist Gary Sinise, FOX's Jennifer Griffin, and Bill O'Reilly, John would use a specialized "Action Trackchair" wheelchair and a newly-built SmartHome to get a third lease on life. In 2016, Peck underwent a groundbreaking bilateral arm transplant, receiving two new arms. To date, the surgery has been successful.

Today, Peck is a motivational speaker and a philanthropist for veteran and wounded warrior causes. From the lessons learned in a difficult childhood and as a homeless teenager, to dealing with depression and PTSD in recovery, to learning how to chop with another man's arms, Rebuilding Sergeant Peck is Peck's account of an honest, comedic, visceral, and inspirational story that is truly unique.

ABOUT JOHN PECK

Sgt. John Peck (ret.) served two tours as a Marine during the War on Terror. He became a quadruple amputee after being injured by an IED for the second time, and received a groundbreaking bilateral arm transplant in 2016. Today, he is an advocate for organ donation, a philanthropist, and a motivational speaker. He lives with his wife, Jessica, in Bethesda, Maryland.

JOHN PECK TO BE SUBJECT OF DOCUMENTARY (STORY FROM DEADLINE)

The story of U.S. Marine Sergeant John Peck who lost both his arms and legs whilst serving in Afghanistan is to be the subject of a doc.

Viacom's Channel 5 has commissioned British factual producer Barcroft Studios to make a one-hour film about Peck, who underwent a ground-breaking bilateral arm transplant after losing his limbs in 2010.

The Man With Another Man's Arms tells Peck's story of dissatisfaction with his prosthetics, and determined to regain his independence, he put himself forward for ground-breaking surgery. After an arduous five-month wait, a donor was found and Peck underwent a bilateral arm transplant. The 16-hour surgery was just the beginning of John's journey - over the months that ensued he faced a battle to re-learn how to use his donor arms and re-train his brain to interpret sensation, something that his prosthetics couldn't offer. It's now been three years since his surgery, with a regime of intensive physiotherapy and daily milestones to overcome, from brushing his teeth, doing his hair through to driving a car and he has made remarkable progress. But he also faces his biggest challenge yet - the risk that his body will reject his new arms.
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