Next time you're complaining about a migraine, an upset stomach because of too much fast food or a bout of the flu, try walking in Grant Dewey's crutches for a day.
The eighth-grader has undergone 15 surgeries since birth. In January, he was under the spell of anesthesia for nine straight hours as surgeons in West Palm Beach, Fla., fixed his right leg.
Now he can finally bend it, and he doesn't have to walk straight-legged anymore.
And you think that broken ankle is a big deal?
Grant has broken his leg eight times, and he's just beginning to make a comeback from the surgeries in Florida, where he missed 80 days of school but still managed to keep up with his classes.
Born with a birth defect known as spina bifida, the Mariners Christian School student is thankful that he can actually walk. Roughly 90% of children afflicted with the spinal disease are paralyzed below the waist, he said in an interview Tuesday.