KQ2: Miracle to be Alive, North Andrew Senior Looks Back at Childhood Accident
By Chris Roush
North Andrew senior Logan Hughes has been a part of a state championship team during his high school career, but he almost never made it to high school.
Logan and his sister, Shayne, were in a four-wheeler accident when Logan was just four-years-old.
"My nephew called me and said there was a bad accident and I didn't even take time to even say where was," Logan's mother Lisa Hughes said.
The family quickly rushed to Logan's aid, as he was trapped between a barb wire fence and the four-wheeler.
Logan's leg had barb wire wrapped around his leg—cutting his leg to the bone.
Logan had three different surgeries over the course of three days. He spent 10 days in Children's Mercy Hospital.
"He didn't have any feeling in his leg for a long time—couldn't control anything from his ankle down and had to wear a brace," Gary Hughes said.
Hughes went through several treatments of physical therapy and over time, he gradually gained control of his leg again.
Logan has enjoyed his success in sports, but it's been more than that for the Hughes family.
It's a miracle," Gary said. "I'm going to give credit where it's due. God saved his life. He didn't save him just for football. I want him to play hard and he does. I want him to run hard and he does, but those are just life lessons that he is learning because there's something bigger."
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