BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Zion Harvey, the Owings Mills boy who made headlines last year for being the first child in the world to undergo a double hand transplant, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday night’s Orioles game.
Last summer, a surgical team of 40 at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia worked ten hours connecting bone, blood vessels, nerves, muscles, tendons and skin.
Zion, who lost both hands and feet to a severe infection as a baby, has been working since then to regain hand function through rigorous therapy sessions.
“Never give up on your dreams, it will come true,” he told WJZ last year. And just look at him now! He threw the pitch to Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, and the Orioles went on to win the game.