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Thumb Hypoplasia: Dean’s Story

Dean playing conga drums

Dean was born without bone or muscle in his left thumb. Surgeons at CHOP created a thumb using Dean's index finger. He's been unstoppable ever since!

Zion’s Story: The Gift of Hands

Hand Transplant Patient Smiling Playing Fooseball

Zion Harvey is the first pediatric patient to receive a bilateral hand transplant. He was treated by a team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.