Big shout out to cornersville’s middle school catcher. With the use of one arm, this guy is getting it done. What a stud. pic.twitter.com/4rhPycFGyY
— Travis Holland (@tholland25) April 13, 2017
I’ve watched that throwing motion at least 20-25 times and still can’t believe that 14-year-old Luke Terry from Cornersville Middle School in Tennessee is able to play the hardest position for a kid with two arms.
What happened to Luke’s right arm? The Tennessean has an incredible story about how E. coli nearly killed this kid.
“They put the PICC line in his arm (to treat the E. coli),” said Dana Terry, Luke’s mother. “And the bacteria went to his arm, where the PICC line was. It just started eating his arm away.
“They had to put (the PICC line) in because he had to have so many shots and blood drawn so much that his veins were just mush.”
Dana said her son flatlined on the operating table three times during that time in his life.
In other words, being a catcher is nothing compared to nearly dying. It’s all up from there. Now he’s throwing the ball back to the pitcher, throwing out runners, making tags. Everything.
Go read the story. It’s incredible. Luke’s living a very normal life and batting third in the order.
— NubAbility Athletics (@NubAbility) May 2, 2017