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Hencely defying long odds after suicide attack in Afghanistan
Winston Hencely (left) accepts a pair of get-well gifts from Kenny Reddick, father of Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick, during an Aug. 31 visit. - photo by Mark Lastinger/staff

People who don't believe in miracles need to meet Winston Hencely.

Fused by the skillful hands of surgeons and the power of prayer, Hencely's formerly tattered body is rejuvenating beyond the expectations of medical experts. The shrapnel that left gaping holes in his head and  chest during a 2016 suicide attack  in Afghanistan didn't damage his will to survive.

See the Sept. 6 edition of the Effingham Herald for more details.