Historic Dual Hand Transplant Gives Boy 2nd Chance at Life

Zion Harvey, 8, is the first child in the world to receive a dual hand transplant.
2:28 | 07/29/15

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? This story will make you feel good about a little boy who became the first child in the world to get a double hand transplant. Jesse has this incredible story in it is truly incredible of the you're about to meet 8-year-old Zion Harvey. Doctors pushing the limits of medicine with a first of its kind procedure to give him a whole new life. When I was 2, I had to get my hands cut off. Reporter: Meet 8-year-old Zion Har vie. I don't know where a child hand looks like. It could be this color or this color. Reporter: He was just 2 years old when he lost his hands and feet to a life-threatening illness but that hasn't stopped this brave little boy from anything. When I get those hands, I will be proud of what hands I get. Reporter: Just a few weeks ago Zion's life changed forever of he became the first child in the world to receive a dual hand transplant. 12 surgeons performing this groundbreaking operation at the children's hospital of Philadelphia. And after nearly 11 hours of tense waiting -- ? We have some good news for you. Your little guy has two hands. Reporter: And on Tuesday Zion with an ear-to-ear smile making a grand public appearance telling everyone what he is most excited for. Playing with my sister. Reporter: Even sharing a special message. Can I have some of my family stand up? I want to say to you guys thank you for helping me through. Reporter: Thanking the most important people in his life. Family means trust, hope, support and if you fall down, they always catch you. I've been blessed with a godsend, an angel. He's my strength. Reporter: An incredible boy ready to embark on his best journey yet. That's amazing. I know. Now that Zion has two hand, guys, he's of course aing to use them on a new dog promising that he's going to walk it and take care of it every day. I believe him. I would like to personally pick out that dog. He is 6 going on 36 and the wisdom. It's amazing and his smile. It's a scientific miracle that is giving this deserving young boy a brand-new life and changing his life. Such an incredible story. Thank you. Thank you. When we come back top of the

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