'Now My Life is Complete': Checking in With Zion Harvey a Year After His Double-Hand Transplant - NBC 6 South Florida
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Boy With Double-Hand Transplant 'Excited' 1 Year Later

The boy, 9, lost his hands to an infection when he was 2

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    Zion Harvey, center, who received a double hand transplant in July 2015, shakes hands with a health care worker as his mother Pattie Ray, left, smiles during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia.

    In July 2015, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Zion Harvey became the first child ever to undergo a double hand transplant.

    When he was just 2 years old, Zion lost both his hands and his legs below the knees to a life-threatening infection.  

    Now, a year after the transplant surgery, NBC News returned to visit him to see   what life is like for 9-year-old Zion.

    "I'm very excited. Because now I can do more than I imagined. Like throw a football. Play baseball. Or, I don't know, do a handstand," he said. "So when I got my hands, it's like, here's the piece of my life that was missing. Now it's here. Now my life is complete."

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    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)