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A boy named Zion lost his hands to an infection when he was 2 years old. But doctors have made his dream of having hands again a reality. The 8-year-old from Baltimore received the first child double-hand transplant this July. Four surgical teams worked to connect the new hands to Zion’s forearms during the 11-hour surgery. They had to attach bone, arteries, veins, muscles tendons and nerves. After the surgery, Zion had new hands. He will need months of rehabilitation to learn how to use his hands and up to two years for feeling to be completely restored. But he is already using his hands to scratch his face.

Read more about Zion’s incredible transplant here.

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