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Surgery Reattaches Child's Arm Severed In Collision

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PARIS, Tenn. - A Henry County family said their Christmas miracle came a little early this year.

Jacob Fannin, 11, nearly died in a car crash on Dec. 12.

His leg was broken and his arm was severed.  His grandmother was also in the crash.

A medical helicopter rushed the fifth grader to the Monroe Carell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt where doctors successfully reattached his arm.

"I was afraid when this happened he didn't have it in him to do what he has to, but Jacob has amazed me," said his mother, Jennifer Fannin.

Jacob still has to undergo more surgery and rehabilitation, but his family is grateful that he's alive.

They said they are thankful to so many people who have helped Jacob including a Henry County Sheriff's deputy who brought bags of ice to the accident scene to help save the child's arm.

"I didn't want anything else for Christmas, just him," said his mother.

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