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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Boy born without arms defies odds


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Joe Renfro was excited to receive this bike for his ninth birthday. Shriners paid for half of the bike, while a money raised in a raffle covered the rest.

Nine-year-old Joe Renfro is not like other kids.

He may know that, but try telling him he can't do something; and he would prove you wrong.

Renfro, a Green River resident, was born without arms and hands. He was also born with some bones missing in his legs and one leg is shorter than the other, but he has never let that stop him from participating in any activity he wants to, including swimming, horse back riding, go-kart driving and now bike riding.

Katherine Jetmore, Joe's mom said they did have a diagnosis for what Renfro had, but later they discovered that diagnosis did not fit him. He...

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