Hands-On: A Miracle Surgery and Transplant for An Eight-Year-Old Boy

At the age of 2, Zion Harvey suffered a deadly infection that resulted in his hands and feet being amputated. But Harvey’s dreams of a fuller life is being realized after the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia carried out a successful hand transplant.

The operation took almost 11 hours with a team 40 medical personnel. According to Dr. L. Scott, who heads the hand transplant programs, the boy woke smiling, touching everyone in the room.

Watch the video to share in Zion Harvey’s joy and learn more about his life, his procedure, and where he goes from here.

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