First US Face Transplant Patient Marries Burn Victim Girlfriend

Sun, March 31, 2013 1:08pm EST by 15 Comments
Jamie Nash Dallas Wiens Married
Courtesy of Ian C. Bates/Dallas Morning News

What an inspirational story. Dallas Wiens and Jamie Nash overcame immense struggles and found love and hope in each other. Their wedding on Mar. 30 is a testament to human perseverance and the power of love. Congratulations!

Before Dallas Wiens and Jamie Nash met each other, they were struggling to recover from unbelievably traumatic experiences. But they both proved how strong, supportive, and in love they are now during their beautiful wedding ceremony in Fort Worth, Tex. on Mar. 30.

Dallas Wiens & Jamie Nash: Their Emotional Wedding Ceremony

Dallas and Jamie, who met in a support group for burn victims, showed that their love for each other was strong enough to withstand any physical pains, getting married in a beautiful ceremony at the same church where Dallas was injured.

Exchanging their vows in front of a congregation of over 150 people, Dallas lovingly told Jamie, “I am blessed beyond measure that you have chosen me, and I love you with all of my heart.” Jamie responded in kind, “You gave me hope, and you gave me tender love that I will always treasure.”

Dallas Wiens & Jamie Nash Triumph Over Traumatic Experiences

Their love for each other, and the strength they found in one another, is so inspirational considering the tragic things they have both gone through.

Dallas was severely injured in 2008 working construction at a church when he accidentally touched a high-voltage power line. He was blinded and suffered serious facial injuries, and subsequently became the first American to receive a full face transplant. In 2010, Jamie suffered near-fatal burns on 70 percent of her body when her car burst into flames after an accident.

Dallas Wiens & Jamie Nash: A Source Of Hope & Inspiration

While being treated at the same hospital though, Dallas and Jamie found courage and support from each other, and their lives have been enriched ever since. “He’s marrying someone who can share about their pain that they’ve gone through, and their recoveries. They have fantastic attitudes about why they’re where they are,” says Sue Peterson, Dallas’ step-grandmother.

This is the second marriage for both Dallas and Jamie. Dallas has a five-year-old daughter and Jamie has a ten-year-older daughter and a six-year-old son. They both travel as motivational speakers now, with Jamie focusing on speaking about the dangers of texting and driving.

Their stories of near death to pure bliss are extremely inspirational, and they can both give hope to all of us. Congratulations, Dallas and Jamie!

— Andrew Gruttadaro

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