A 16-year-old Nebraska high school boy is slowly learning to walk again after a traumatic spinal injury that shattered his 12th vertebrae.
Ryan Kile is incredibly optimistic young man. When doctors told his parents that 90 percent of patients with Ryan’s type of injury never walk again, he dismissed it. “I didn’t really think about it,” he said. “They can’t tell me what I can and can’t do.”
It turns out he was right. While the rollover accident originally left him in a wheelchair after the injury stretched and damaged his spinal cord, doctors were able to graft bone to his left hip to help repair the shattered vertebrae.
First, he was able to wiggle his toes, and now the use of certain muscles in his legs and feet are returning. He was able to walk recently with the help of a walker and orthotics to keep his feet flexed so they do not drag.
Ryan’s therapist says, “It’s great working with him. The best thing about Ryan is that he has a great attitude, which always makes it 100 percent easier and a lot more fun. He’s up for any challenge I ask him to do.”
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