On Tuesday, August 23, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia hosted a press conference to celebrate Zion Harvey’s progress one year after becoming the first child to receive a double hand transplant, and the successful collaboration between Penn Medicine, Shriners Hospital for Children and Kennedy Kreiger Institute.
In the year that has passed since his surgery, 9-year-old Zion learned to throw a baseball over home plate, write in his journal, prepare himself lunch and manage zippers on his clothes. For most of his life, these and many other ordinary things were impossible for this little boy. Now, Zion’s goals include convincing his mom to let him play football.
Local, national and international media outlets were once again inspired by Zion and his medical team. Check out the sampling of coverage that features Zion and his amazing story.