At just 11 months old, Luke developed a blood clot on his spinal cord—a rare condition affecting roughly 30 kids in the entire world....
At just 11 months old, Luke developed a blood clot on his spinal cord—a rare condition affecting roughly 30 kids in the entire world. Luke was paralyzed from the waist down and couldn’t breathe on his own. After months of effort, intensive treatment, and lots of love from family and friends, Luke is making incredible progress in our Locomotor Training (LT) to improve his mobility. St. Mary’s is the only facility in the New York area with both the equipment and the trained professional staff able to offer this groundbreaking therapy to Luke and other kids with similar conditions! Luke continues to big make strides every day and is St. Mary’s Locomotor Program’s little superhero!
ParentFull arm functionFull finger functionPartial trunk controlNo leg functionUnable to WalkCaucasianUnited StatesParaplegicMale
Exercise/TherapyHospital relatedFunctional electrical stimulationInpatient rehabilitationModel System hospitalsStanding/walking