Saturday, March 8, 2008

Incredible Kid

Ricky Barber is an incredible kid! At 13, he was hit by a car and nearly decapitated. Yes, you heard me, nearly decapitated. He is 17 now and is planning on going to college. His doctors were able to place rods and pins in his neck and re-attach his head to his body...I find this incredibly amazing. I'm guessing his arteries were not severed...I'd love to know how he survived this from a medical perspective...incredible.

And then I think about his mother. Can you imagine getting the news that your 13 year old son has been hit by a car and that he has been nearly decapitated?? It really makes me sick to even think about it.

Fortunately, for Ricky, this whole experience has given him a real zest for life! Good for him!! After enduring all of that trauma, he deserves to be filled with zest, right?!

2 comments:

Momo Fali said...

Wow! Right!

Judi said...

That is amazing! And, as a mohter, scary...