A woman from Texas has been approved for a double arm transplant.
Katy Hayes, 43, of Kingwood, Texas, was scheduled to speak alongside surgeons from Brigham and Women's Hospital during a news conference on Wednesday.
Hayes lost her arms and legs two years ago when she was infected with a flesh-eating bacteria after giving birth to her daughter, Arielle.
Hayes is also the mother to Amber, 18, and Jake, 8, according to http://www.brighamandwomens.org. She has been married to her husband Al for 13 years.
She would be the first person in the United States to receive a transplant of both arms above the elbow.
The hospital is working with the New England Organ Bank, which will search for an appropriate donor for Hayes.