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Toddler hurt at daycare playing again after injury

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A Spokane toddler is getting a second chance after a serious injury to his hand.

Two-year-old Vincent was injured six weeks ago while at a daycare, and part of the tip of his finger was missing.

“The first doctor that we talked to said it would be 4-6 months for his finger to heal and have a nail,” says Eric Singleton, Vincent’s father.

It was a scary time for Singleton, who worried about his son.

“A lot of our thoughts were how is he going to feel growing up? Will he have any kind of insecurities about his hand or would it affect him playing sports or any kind of thing like that?”

They then took him to Dr. Randall Espinosa and from there, they learned about a surgery that could help Vincent. What it does is it takes a skin graft placenta cells, putting them on his finger, and helps the tissue grow back at an extreme rate.

It’s not a well-known procedure, but “it's amazing. Without Dr. Espinosa my son would have a club looking finger and still probably be in a cast,” Singleton says.

He says because the doctor heard about what happened to his son, he did it all for free and even got the company to donate the supplies for the surgery.

“I don't think I can do enough to repay them for what they did to my son,” he says.

Now, Singleton hopes the best for his little boy.

“I hope he continues to be the monster that he is,” he says with a smile. “I really do feel like he can do whatever he wants in life as long as he's focused.”

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