Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Associated Press
ROCKLAND — The family of a 5-year-old Maine boy who lost a hand in a freak accident says it'll be months before it's known if surgery to reattach the hand was a success.
5-year-old Noah Keene, right, lost his hand in a freak accident involving a jump rope and car. Doctors reattached at last week during 14 hours of surgery.
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A website created to raise money to assist in the boy's recovery says the hand was reattached during a 14-hour surgery last week at Massachusetts General Hospital. TD Bank also set up a Noah Keene Support Fund.
The boy from Rockland had one end of a jump rope wrapped around his wrist while the other end dangled out of a vehicle on June 26. The rope snagged on another car's tire and took the boy's hand off.
The latest update says the boy remains in critical but stable condition, and that it'll be "months" before they find out if the reattached hand will survive.
The website has raised more than $4,400 for Noah's recovery, as of 5 p.m. Monday.