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

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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.”

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