JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 5-year-old Jacksonville boy who has been in a North Carolina hospital for nearly two months will be coming home this weekend, his family says.
Ben Bowersox broke both arms and severed some of his fingers in a freak accident at Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport on May 7.
Doctors at Duke University Medical Center have performed a number of surgeries to try to repair his hands and arms.
On Thursday morning, he was riding a tricycle in the hospital to help build his strength.
Earlier this month, Ben had been battling serious infections.
Friends of the Bowersox family are organizing a homecoming for Ben. He and his dad are scheduled to land at Craig Airport at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Friends are asking people to line St. Johns Bluff Road near the airport holding signs and balloons to welcome them home.
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