This past year has changed Zion Harvey's life. Just 13-months ago, the Baltimore boy was the first child to receive a double hand transplant. He'd lost both hands and feet to a childhood infection.
Now 9 years old, Zion made headlines earlier this month for using his new hands to throw out the first pitch at an Orioles game.
The remarkable feat hinted at the progress he'd made, but a full update on his condition hadn't been available until Tuesday.
This video from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where the surgery was performed, shows all the new things Zion can do for himself. It also reveals that the little boy is a big Ravens fan.
In one poignant scene, Zion points to a group of photos hanging on his bedroom wall. They're of Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and Ravens legend Ray Lewis. In the center, Zion has placed a picture of himself.
The spunky boy also celebrated his 9th birthday with a Ravens cake, which he was able to help distribute to his friends.
Zion made an appearance on the TODAY show Wednesday morning. He helped Al Roker do the weather forecast and sat down for an inteview with Savannah Guthrie.
He said he was surprised by how far he threw that first pitch at the Orioles game.
"I was surprised it went that far," he said. But that wasn't his first time on the mound, he explained.
"Well I play a lot of baseball. They put me as pitcher a lot, but I'm a good batter, too," he said. "My mom was recording a video but I wouldn't say her video was the best. She was mostly jumping up and down while she was taking the video and screaming."