A nine-year-old boy is learning how to walk again after being hit by a garbage truck last November. Sadly, he is learning with only one leg.
Luke Acuna, of San Diego, was skateboarding when a garbage truck made an illegal turn and stuck the child. The family is now going after the city for damages. Luke spent over 100 days in the hospital, had multiple surgeries and eventually had his leg amputated on Nov. 30.
The elementary student is now able to get into his wheelchair on his own and is beginning intensive physical therapy.
Although Luke is recovering and hopes to continue skateboarding in his future, his life has been dramatically changed forever. Despite the hardships he has seen and will continue to face, he speaks with courage about his rehabilitation and learning how to walk again.
According to Luke, “It’s not fun, but it’s one of those things where you have to get through.”
We take our hats off to Luke for his courage and wish him and his legal team the best as they seek to bring justice to a young man whose life was destroyed by a rule breaker.
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