Dallas Wiens has married Jamie Nash, another burn victim he met at a support group. The Texas native became the first in the nation to receive a full face transplant after a 2008 power line accident.
The couple exchanged vows Saturday at the Fort Worth church where he was critically hurt.
Pastor Scott Cox says about 200 people attended the wedding at Ridglea Baptist Church. Cox says the couple told him they believe God brought them together.
Wiens was painting the church in 2008 when he touched a power line. He suffered facial injuries and was blinded. In 2011 he underwent a full facial transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Nash’s hands and back were burnt in a 2010 traffic accident.
This is the second marriage for both Wiens, 27, and Nash, 29, reports the Dallas Morning News. Wiens has a 5-year-old daughter, Scarlette.
Nash’s children are 10-year-old Samantha and 6-year-old Lucas.
Wiens was critically burned by a high voltage wire on November 13, 2008, when he was painting Ridglea Baptist Church. He was standing inside the cherry picker when his forehead made contact with a high-voltage wire. He was then Transported by helicopter to Parkland Memorial Hospital.
Surgeons spent 36 hours over two days working to save Wiens’ life.