When Zion Harvey was two years old, he had his hands and feet amputated as a result of a life-threatening infection. At age four, after two years of dialysis, he received a kidney from his mother. But he never pitied himself. In fact, he was disarmingly optimistic.
Now eight, Zion just became the first child to receive a successful double hand transplant.
"I'll be proud of what hands I get," he said before the surgery in a video filmed last year. "And if it gets messed up, I don't care because I have my family."
Fortunately it didn't get messed up, and he can now fulfill his lifelong dream of swinging from the monkey bars, thanks to 40 surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other clinicians at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Check out this incredibly brave little boy's story in the video below:
Screengrab via The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/YouTube