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.

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