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Olivia Smith's miracle recovery

Two Sundays ago, 21-month-old Olivia Smith fell from her chair, lodging a colored pencil through her eye socket that penetrated about 5 1/2 inches into her brain, nearly reaching the back of the skull. But a freak accident that could have ended in the worst way has resulted in what some are calling a miracle.

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Olivia Smith, 19-months, gets a Teddy bear from first responder Lt. Rick Riendeau during a visit from rescue workers who responded after the little got a pencil lodged into her eye and through her brain two weeks ago. Also pictured is Olivia's mother, Susan.  (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)

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