Meet A Young Boy Who Had No Hands Until He Met Awesome Doctors

Meet The Young Boy Who Had No Hands Until He Met Awesome Doctors

Amazing Medical Procedures.

A young boy by the name of Zion Harvey started a hard journey in his life at the age of 2.

A journey that no parent wants to see their child go through ever in life but Zions journey would enable him to meet a team of doctors that would allow his journey to become a miraculous one.

It was a long and arduous surgery that took more than 12 hours.

The medical team, led by L. Scott Levin, M.D., and Benjamin Chang, M.D., included 12 surgeons, 8 nurses, 4 anesthesiologists, and others.

Levin and Chang direct the Hand Transplantation Program at CHOP, Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia.

The recipient, Zion Harvey, 8, lost his hands and lower legs at the age of 2 as a result of a life-threatening infection. He also went into kidney failure as a result of the infection. He had a kidney transplant at age 4, with his mother as the donor. Zion takes immunosuppressant drugs because of the kidney transplant. This made him an ideal candidate for hand transplant. After more than 18 months of evaluation and preparation, Zion was listed for donor hands.

This field of transplant surgery is called vascularized composite allotransplantation.

Meet A Young Boy Who Had No Hands Until He Met Awesome Doctors

Meet A Young Boy Who Had No Hands Until He Met Awesome Doctors

Meet A Young Boy Who Had No Hands Until He Met Awesome Doctors


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A truly amazing story and an awesome medical procedure.


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