Luke Terry is an eighth grader at Cornersville Middle School Elementary. He’s also a member of the baseball team, where he plays catcher despite having just one arm, wtf?
The 14-year-old had his right arm amputated when he was an infant after he contracted E. coli. His mom, Dana, said the virus started eating at his arm, which resulted in multiple shots and blood being drawn. The multiple medical visits caused the then-toddler to flatline three times. That hasn’t slowed him down as he is the #3 hitter and catcher for his middle school team.
Not only is he the starting catcher, Luke also is one of the top three players on his team and bats third in the order. He said he doesn’t think much about his disability, but he’s an inspiration to his coach and teammates. He even learned how to play video games by holding the controller with his feet and using his left arm to run the remote.
Thanks to the Tennessean bringing this story to the attention of the masses, they put together a great article about the young catcher that is a great read.
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