BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An 8-year-old Maryland boy was the first child in the world to get two new hands in July 2015.
“When I was 2, I had to get my hands cut off because I was sick,” explains Zion Harvey, of Baltimore County.
The procedure, the first-ever bi-lateral hand transplant on a child, was done at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. It’s many miles away from his home, but it’s the place where his life changed forever.
“When I get these hands, I will be proud of what hands I get,” Zion said, pre-surgery.