First Ever Double Hand Transplant Kid Sends Touching Message To Doctors

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An 8-year-old from Baltimore has made history by being the first ever child to receive a double-hand transplant.

Zion Harvey lost his hands to gangrene when he was two, but thanks to a team of 40 medical staff at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia he now has a new pair.

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At an emotional news conference, he recently thanked the people who worked on him, saying:

I want to say to you guys, thank you, for helping me through this bumpy road

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Posted by CBS News on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Some much welcome good news at last.