Luke's Story

Siblings Luke and Caroline Puckett both visit doctors at Batson Children’s Hospital, but for vastly different reasons. Luke, on the other hand, was born with spina bifida, a condition where the spinal column does not close completely. At 3 months old, Luke underwent a procedure at Batson Children’s Hospital. Though he has no feeling in his feet, doctors believe with continued physical therapy Luke will be able to walk with the assistance of leg braces. The siblings regularly see specialists at Batson Children’s Hospital for check-ups and have found encouragement and strength in one another.