The boy's mother shared that the mountains became their 'happy place.' She carried him around in a child carrier on her back while he recovered from the accident.
Some people's persistence and will to live can encourage anyone. This child is a perfect example of that. He went through a terrible accident, but despite major injuries, he still managed to walk again. A video posted on Reddit by u/PBR--Streetgang, narrates the story of what happened to the child and how he completely recovered.
It begins with an overlay text, "We were hit by a car in a crosswalk. My baby broke his neck and was paralyzed on the left side of his body." In the video, the youngster can be seen sitting on a sofa with back support, a bandaged hand and a tube going down his nose. Then he is seen crawling and walking while holding a toy for support. The text overlay reads, "He had to learn to walk and crawl all over again."
The mother shared that the mountains became their "happy place" as her son slowly recovered. She carried him around in a child carrier while he enjoyed the fresh air and stunning views with a smile on his face. The inspiring video then shows the little boy walking around without any support. The text overlay reads, "He didn't give up and regained function on his left side." It goes on to say that hiking turned out to be a great form of therapy for the child.
The video concludes with the kid happily walking around with hands in his pocket and the text reads, "Nature is healing." The heartwarming video has received about 17k upvotes on Reddit and is captioned, "Learning to walk again." People on the platform were in awe of the child's determination and persistence to recover.
u/LocationSufficient32 commented, "It's utterly insane what kids can recover from with the right care. I've seen kids during chemotherapy running and jumping around. Which, for context, is something that can and will knock most grownups out cold with sickness. Source: My time during my nursing school at pediatric IMC." u/CoupleTechnical6795 wrote, "I have a spinal cord injury and am partially paralyzed. I am so amazed by that baby's smile because I know from experience how much this hurts. Brave baby and wonderful momma."
u/HimalayaClimber expressed, "Imagine having to go through this at such a young age. Seeing him pull through and recover makes me happy. Now, he knows he can go through any hardships in life and overcome them." u/Chance_Mousse_6618 shared, "So wonderful to see him hike on his own in the end! So young and already the mentality of a champion!"
Overcoming obstacles in life is not easy and so the ones who do it deserve to be celebrated. An 18-year-old boy called Collin Langston was determined about walking on his graduation and to everyone's surprise, he was able to do it. The video was posted on Springfield Public School's Twitter page.
Collin Langston walked at his high school graduation. ✔️— Springfield Public Schools (@officialSPS) May 20, 2023
When the @GHSEvents senior started high school four years ago, he had never left his wheelchair.
Today, the entire arena stopped and cheered as he walked.
Collin, you show that #FlockisFamily. pic.twitter.com/lCk3UXXdSf
Langston was born with a congenital disorder, arthrogryposis, which makes joints contract throughout his body. He went through two surgeries, one on his right leg and one on his left, which included breaking his legs, shortening his femur by three inches, and pinning the bones to heal. Nikki Dugger, a nurse who has been with Langston since he was a toddler, said that the pandemic gave them a lot of time to strengthen him. "We started out with little tiny things, just one step. There were tears happening. It was just scary," Dugger shared. "He had all sorts of nerve feelings and he didn't know what the feelings were." He has reportedly met and reached all the goals set for him in physical therapy. "He doesn't let things stop him and what we see that he can't do, we scoop in and help," Dugger said.
On May 17, Langston proudly walked across the stage to collect his award on graduation day. The whole arena stood up and cheered for him. It proves that one can achieve anything in life through hard work and determination.