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Maryland boy who got double hand transplant can throw a football, write with pencil, do other routine tasks

Maryland boy who got double hand transplant can throw a football, write with pencil, do other routine tasks

Zion Harvey once dreamed of throwing a football like Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.

But it was just a dream for the Owings Mills boy whose hands and feet were amputated at age 2 after a sepsis infection caused him to develop gangrene.

Today, not only can Zion hurl a football, but he recently pitched a baseball over home plate at an Orioles game. He proudly points out that's farther than rapper 50 Cent's ball went when he threw a first pitch at Camden Yards. Zion can also write with a pencil, hold a fork, climb on the monkey bars, zip up his pants, and make a sandwich by himself.

He can perform such ordinary tasks after surgeons at the Children's Hospital of...

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