Mpumalanga boy who shattered his arms in a bike crash gets some good news

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
Arlo Smith lost control of his bike on a bend and smashed into a concrete wall at full speed. (Photo: Supplied)
Arlo Smith lost control of his bike on a bend and smashed into a concrete wall at full speed. (Photo: Supplied)

Doctors feared 15-year-old Arlo Smith from Secunda, Mpumalanga, could lose the use of his arms – or even the limbs themselves – after a freak bike accident. But there has been some good news.

Arlo wasn’t expecting it. He’d been going to the specialist every two weeks for X-rays and a check-up and every time the doctor told him he’d need many more surgeries.

But at his latest visit, the specialist stared dumbfounded at the X-rays. “You guys, look here,” he said to Arlo’s parents. “The bone is growing back.”

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. You can cancel any time.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in