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August 24th, 2016

Zion Harvey on the joy of his new hands: I love being able ‘to wrap them around my mom’

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. Zion tells TODAY that his favorite thing about his new hands is “being able to wrap them around my mom,” who shares how it “took her heart” to see her son throw a baseball for the first time after his transplant. Dr. Scott Levin, the director of the hand transplant program at CHOP and Penn Medicine, says, “We won to get him to get him to this point.”

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