Good news for schoolboy who lost his hand in firecracker accident

By Hilda Van Dyk
07 September 2016

The little boy lost his left hand on Saturday, after a firecracker he was holding exploded.

Kosie Wessels (7) is back home.

The little boy who lost his left hand on Saturday after a firecracker he was holding exploded, was discharged from the Medi-Clinic in Polokwane this morning.

His mother, Caroline Strydom, said Kosie is coping well under the circumstances.

PHOTO: Supplied Kosie pictured in hospital yesterday. PHOTO: Supplied

"He was so excited to be home. He's sitting playing with his toys now," says Caroline.

Caroline says they have been overwhelmed by strangers who want to help after hearing about her son's tragic accident.

Just this morning, someone showed up at their house and offered to make Kosie a brand new hand, the emotional mom reveals.

PHOTO: Supplied PHOTO: Supplied

Kosie's left hand had to be amputated Saturday after a firecracker, which he had found in his sister's bedroom, exploded in his hand.

It is not yet clear when the grade 1 pupil will rejoin his classmates at Piet Hugo Primary in Polokwane.

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