PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — 8-year-old Zion Harvey made history when he received a double-hand transplant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Harvey has now been discharged and will be heading home.
Harvey is from the Baltimore area and was staying at CHOP since the surgery in July to recoverREAD MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Philadelphia Police Looking For Answers In Markeya Green's Murder That 'Absolutely Shocks The Conscience'
The 8-year-old became the youngest patient ever to receive the procedure, which took 11 hours to perform.READ MORE: Edwin Allen Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman In Upper Darby SEPTA Train Terminal
Harvey will continue to receive therapy on an outpatient basis.MORE NEWS: North Philadelphia Rat Infestation 'Subsiding And Leaving Slowly' After City Officials Lay Down Poison In Empty Lot