A Marine sergeant who lost both of his arms and legs in a 2010 blast while in combat in Afghanistan is fighting to raise awareness about limb transplants.
Sgt. John Peck, an Illinois native, received $40,000 on Tuesday night from an event at Mohegan Sun Casino.
On Wednesday, he was given more money from the Great American Insurance Group before he gave a motivational talk about his mission to get the word out about the need for donors.
"They have to be a certain size-- B positive blood. They can't have any STD's, no tattoos and it’s just a lot of search criteria that goes into it,” said Sgt. John Peck.
The donations are to help Peck following his transplants at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
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A marine sergeant, with two tours in Iraq under his belt, is one of three quadruple amputees of the Afghan and Iraq wars.