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Is this classed as a miracle

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Is this classed as a miracle

http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/11207996.Paralysed_in_horror_crash_____but_teen_stuns_doctors_by_wa...
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Sam Barfoot was the victim of a dramatic race accident last October at the Rogers Hill Raceway in Bere Regis.
The 15-year-old, who is from Corfe Mullen, broke his back in seven places and was told that he would never walk again.
The teenager has been racing since he was eight and is a member of Poole & Parkstone Motocross Club.
He underwent a five-hour operation and had two titanium rods, two bolts and 11 screws inserted into his spine.
To the complete shock of his family, friends and doctors, Sam walked out of hospital less than two weeks later.
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He is now set to lead a normal, life and is determined to race again one day. But his mum added: “As far as his dad Andy and I are concerned he’s not racing again.”
With three races to go before the season’s end on that Sunday, he still won the championship as he had been so far ahead on points.
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Re: Is this classed as a miracle

No... Not a miracle... more down to the dedication and skill of the surgeon and his team, including the after care service he received at Southampton Hospital.
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Re: Is this classed as a miracle

A miracle that he received such good treatment perhaps.
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Re: Is this classed as a miracle

I think I'd be inclined to ask who told the lad or his parents he'd never walk again. Possibly nobody from the medical team attending to him or someone with no specialised medical training.
My experience of this sort of thing as somebody who has had major spine surgery, is that orthopaedic surgeons talk about percentages of recoveries before treatment not definitives.
I was given a 20% chance of spending the rest of my life in a wheelchair, odds I was happy with, fortunately I had a 98% recovery.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Re: Is this classed as a miracle

Not a miracle but as Shutter said, down to the skill and dedication of his surgeon and the care and dedication of the NHS staff Smiley Smiley
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Re: Is this classed as a miracle

It is a miracle we still have the NHS, I guess  Wink