Luke Z P.

Luke’s been super busy, but it’s all good

October 12, 2017

From family time to travel time, Luke’s taking a bite outta life.

Luke's mom wanted to give you an update on what he's been up to this year, and the list is pretty awesome.  Aside from two hospital stays due to pneumonia, his health has been pretty good. His mom says he's really packed on the weight since his feeding tube was placed last June, doubling his weight in a year's time and making him look so healthy and grown up. We're soooo glad to hear that!

The school year was packed with fun, including prom (Mom was his fashionable date!) and Special Olympics (he won first place in his race and second in his tennis ball throw). His buddy Caden did an awesome job helping at Luke's Special Olympics race, giving him a pep talk beforehand and cheering him on the whole way.

Summer was busy and pretty much non-stop. Luke and his family went swimming, to family camp with their church, and on a fishing trip to Port Aransas in May. Luke even caught a small shark! 

Luke and his brother Adam still enjoy horseback riding almost every week. It's so awesome to see him on a horse and sitting up so straight, which helps him get strong and confident, too. 

And last but not least, Luke turned the big 2-0 in August! He is an amazing young man who lives his life to the fullest, and his parents vow to never hold him back from trying anything and continue to take him on many, many adventures. 

"Thanks to Chive Charities, these adventures are so much easier with our wheelchair accessible van!"