While giving instructions to construction workers building a fence, Gabriel Granados had lost both his arms elbow down. He had suffered severe electrical burns in January 2011.
In a ground-breaking surgery, 20 medics took 17 hours to perform a complete double arm transplant. The team of doctors included three anesthesiologists, five nurses and five plastic surgeons. The attached arms were from a shooting victim.
Granados hopes his story will be inspirational and hopes others will willingly become organ donors.
"We unfortunately don't have the culture or organ donation. I thought the same, but today I would (donate an organ). This is the proof that it works."