First Kid in the World to Get Double Hand Transplant Throws Out First Pitch at Baltimore Orioles Game

PEOPLE | Nicole Weisensee Egan

Zion Harvey, the first kid in the world to get a double hand transplant, got to show how well his new hands are working in a very public way Tuesday night.

He threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Baltimore Orioles-Texas Rangers game at Oriole Park.

The pitch was to Orioles center fielder Adam Jones. The 9-year-old did not do any media interviews.

Harvey, who lives in Owings Mills, Maryland, with his mother, lost his hands and feet to sepsis when he was 2 years old. His mother, Patti Ray, donated one of her kidneys to him when he was four.

He adapted to his life without hands, learning how to eat, write and play video games. Eventually, he got prosthetic feet. Continue reading
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