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Health & wellness

For transplant recipient, a life resumed

Over the summer, Richard Mangino tossed a football on the beach with his two young grandsons, swam the crawl in his backyard pool, and mowed the lawn. Unremarkable events in most people’s lives, but Mangino did them with two new hands and forearms he ­received in a 12-hour transplant operation a year ago.

He drives, throws and catches a Wiffle ball, paints, and even plays “Pretty Woman” on the guitar, all with the two limbs donated from a New Hampshire man who was struck by a fatal brain hemorrhage last October.

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