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Man with no arms who saved family released from hospital

Burn survivor and hero Boyd Smith was discharged from the Arizona Burn Center at Maricopa Medical Center on Wednesday and transported to a rehabilitation facility for further treatment.

Smith spent five months at the Arizona Burn Center after he suffered third-degree burns over 90 percent of his body during an early morning fire at his Black Canyon City home.

Born without arms and only one leg, Boyd managed to get his wife, step-daughter and grandchildren out of the house. Smith doesn’t recall much of the accident, but he caught fire.

“I just heard him screaming,” said D.D. Smith, his wife.

Smith also suffered serious inhalation injuries and was in a coma for about four months.

“No, I’m not a hero,” he said. “You do what you have to do, that’s what your are supposed to do. You can’t just sit there and watch your family burn up.”

The Smith family is accepting to donations to help with his recovery. For more information, click here.