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First American to receive face transplant marries burn victim; they see relationship as one of hope

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Dallas Wiens and Jamie Nash pose for pictures after getting married at Ridglea Baptist Church in Forth Worth, Texas, March 30, 2013. Wiens was the first American to receive a full face transplant after accidentally touching a high voltage wire while on a construction job and met Nash at a burn victim support group at Parkland Memorial Hospital after Nash had been in a bad car accident that left her with severe burns throughout her body.

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By Elvira Sakmari and Scott Gordon, NBCDFW.com

The couple plans to put their pasts behind them.

"There's no reason to dwell on the past," he said.

"It's dead and gone," she added. "It burned in the fire."

They said they make the perfect couple and help balance each other.

Her hands, for example, were severely injured in her accident. His are fine.

She can see. He lost his eyesight in the accident.

"It's a story of hope, a story of true survivors," Nash said. "I mean, if we can do it, I guarantee you, anybody out there -- we all have a story. We're all going through something. And I want to give everybody hope."

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Wiens and Nash have their first dance after getting married.

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Wiens and Nash cut their wedding cake.