ROBBINSDALE (AP) -- A 3-year-old North Dakota boy who lost his arms in a farm accident underwent a third surgery Wednesday and remained in critical condition.
Parker Sebens' arms were caught Monday in a grain auger, a machine used to transfer grain into trucks or storage bins.
Surgeons worked for about 12 hours to reattach his arms Monday and early Tuesday at North Memorial Medical Center in this Minneapolis suburb. On Tuesday, he had a four-hour surgery, said hospital spokeswoman Wendy Jerde. His third operation started at about noon Wednesday.
Jerde could not provide details about the operations, saying the family requested privacy.
In their hometown of Milnor, N.D., a town of about 650 about 80 miles southwest of Fargo, N.D., the First National Bank set up a benefit fund for Parker.
"The response has been overwhelming -- from farmers as far as 75 miles away that want to come and help harvest crops for Parker's dad, to donations of money from, really, all over the country," bank president Jon Mund said.
"Our town is no different than any other small town in North Dakota. We all get behind people in a tragedy like this and support them," he said.
Mund said it is the time of year when people in Milnor think about harvesting their corn and soybean crops. Now, they are thinking about helping one of their own.
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