Just two years ago, Zion Harvey thought he'd never throw a baseball again.
The young boy had lost both his hands and legs after suffering an infection when he was a toddler. Today, a year and a half after he became the world's first child to have a double hand transplant, he says he's a new person.
NBC News has followed Zion's story each step of the way from his surgery to recovery. All the grueling therapy has paid off, his mother Pattie told NBC News.
It has been a whirlwind year in the spotlight for 9-year-old Zion. Support has poured in from all corners.