A few years ago, everyday tasks were a struggle for Richard Mangino, a quadruple amputee from Revere, Massachusetts. But in 2011, at age 65, he made history as the recipient of the first successful double hand transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital, according to Boston.com. It's been almost 3 years since the operation and Mangino, an avid musician and painter, has made leaps and bounds in progress, returning to his love of music and playing the piano again.
"I'm sure that I do a lot more than a lot of people ... because I had music and I have some art and I have some things that I already do that help me through life psychologically," he told WCVB. "Psychologically, I'm as good as everybody else with hands."