Boy who received double hand transplant throws first pitch at Camden Yards

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The first child in the world to undergo a double hand transplant, threw out the first pitch at the Orioles-Rangers game. (WPVI)

The first child in the world to undergo a double hand transplant threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Baltimore Orioles - Texas Rangers game Tuesday night.

Nine-year-old Zion Harvey tossed the baseball to Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones before the game started.

When he was 2 years old, Zion developed an infection that required his hands and feet to be amputated.

He became the youngest patient to receive a double hand transplant when he had the procedure done at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia last July.

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An 8-year-old boy who became the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant has left the hospital.


Since then, Zion has been taking part in rigorous therapy sessions in order to regain hand function, including the ability to throw a baseball.

He impressed everyone at Camden Yards with his pitch. Way to go, Zion!

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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