Time Magazine Online // January 31, 2013

Double Arm Transplant Soldier Loves Funny Photo Site — and So Does the Rest of the Military

By Rebecca Nelson - Time Magazine

Brendan Marrocco showed off a few things at his John Hopkins Hospital press conference Tuesday. Most of the attention, of course, was on his newly transplanted arms: Marrocco, a U.S. infantryman, lost all four limbs to a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2009. His double-arm transplant, performed last month, is one of only few ever attempted in the U.S.

But while his new limbs were the stars, the veteran’s beige shirt — bearing the catchphrase “Keep Calm and Chive On” — sent a message to the military community that Marrocco, 26, had also kept his sense of humor.

The T-shirt is from theCHIVE, an entertainment website that scours the internet for funny photos. But unlike many viral photo sites theCHIVE has a surprisingly noble side. Chive Charities, a nonprofit fundraising offshoot, encourages the site’s online community to support orphaned causes. It’s hugely popular with members of the military, co-founder Leo Resig told TIME...

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