The doctors also found they would be able to move the urethra -- the tube used for urination -- to the tip of Okkhoy's penis. Translation: He will no longer have to relieve himself from the tiny hole the doctors in Bangladesh bore.
"Oh very good news! Very good news!" Abed exclaims.
Abed soon learns there are even more reasons to celebrate.
The penile tissue is "sensate," meaning Okkhoy will be able to have sensations and erections. And the tissue will cause his penis to grow as Okkhoy grows.
Abed can't hold back tears.
"Hey Allah," he sighs with relief, thanking God.
Khan too cries. She's been by the family's side for more than a year now, fighting for Okkhoy.
"All these months, all the worry. All this has borne fruit," she says.
Instead of 10 hours on the operating table, the surgery takes less than three.
Redett's team uses skin from Okkhoy's thigh for the shaft of the penis and tissue from his inner cheek lining to create the glans, or tip.
"It couldn't have gone better," he later says. "Absolute best solution. "
A promising future?
Children are resilient, so Okkhoy's recovery is quick.
He is discharged from the hospital less than a week after the surgery, but needs to remain in the area for three more weeks so doctors can monitor him for infections.
He is restricted from physical activity -- which means, he can't kick his beloved soccer ball around.
That leaves Okkhoy without an excuse when Khan sits him down to tutor him from a picture book of alphabets.
"A. B. C. D," Khan points to the letters and reads aloud.
"A, B, Chi ...," Okkhoy repeats.
"Not Chi. Say 'C,'" she corrects him.
Khan wants Okkhoy to be the first person in his family to get an education.
"The dream I have for him is that he grows up and devotes his life to the service of people," she says. "That he sees to it that no one goes through what he went through."
It is a dream Kovach and his wife share as well. The two want to set up a fund to help make Okkhoy's schooling possible.
Before he leaves Baltimore, Okkhoy is asked again what he wants to be when he grows up.
Until now, his answer had been the same: a member of the Rapid Action Battalion to avenge his attack.
Not this time.