Boy With First Ever Double Hand Transplant Joyfully Shares What It Means To Him

Zion Harvey became the first child to undergo a double hand transplant after doctors had to remove his hands and feet due to a life-threatening infection when he was 2 years old. Now a year after his operation, 9-year-old Zion says his favorite thing about his new hands is “being able to wrap them around my mom.”

As you will see in Zion’s recent interview with TODAY, Zion has overcome tremendous odds with an optimism and determination that make his mom and the doctors at Penn Medicine so proud of him. Mom, in turn says seeing her son throw a baseball for the first time “took her heart”.

And here is a brief news piece that chronicles Zion’s journey to where he is today. What an amazing young man and an amazing story!