Success Story: Justin Hudsco
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit Helps Justin Get Back on his Feet
Justin Hudsco is just 5-years-old and already a celebrity. His discharge from Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit in March was covered by the local media and picked up by online news channels throughout the country. It’s hard to resist the story of the stout red-head who is adorably shy but chock full of determination.
Justin became a left leg amputee after running in front of a riding mower at home in August. He came to the Pediatric Unit after his discharge from the acute care hospital, and in less than a month, his wound healed nicely and he had learned to use a wheelchair and walk with a walker.
After being discharged, Justin continued receiving outpatient therapy at Good Shepherd for six months. He returned to the Unit in February to learn to use his spiffy new hardware – a custom-designed prosthetic leg.
Justin’s new leg is adorned with orange flames and graphics of Rey Mysterio, his favorite wrestler. It even has blinking LED lights that flash red with every step, and it flashes a lot since Justin is constantly on the move!