Eight-year-old is world’s first child to receive double hand transplant

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - An eight-year-old boy from Maryland made history by becoming the word's first child to ever receive a double hand transplant.

Zion Harvey was just two years old when he got a severe infection. In order to save his life, doctors amputated both his feet and hands. Zion, also, had a liver transplant.

Even though his journey has been far from easy, he's still managed to keep a pretty positive attitude.

"Some of my classmates, they don't mean to say mean things to me," said Zion.

Zion already has prosthetic feet and thanks to an unidentified donor and doctors at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, he also has a new pair of hands.

"It's a huge step forward in the movement of reconstructive surgery and now what we call restorative surgery," said Dr. Scott Levin of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

It will take some months of intense therapy before Zion can finally feel and use his hands.

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