A Royal Recovery

It’s been a little over a year since an accident involving a teenager and the tractor he was riding on. Today, that teenager is not only on the “fast road” to recovery, he’s now royalty.

It was a day like any other for Lucas Cannon, working on his family’s farm before going to a high school football game. But Lucas never made it to the game. In fact, he almost didn’t make it at all.

“I was in a tractor accident,” remembers Lucas. “I rolled to my stomach and crawled 15 feet. I don’t remember any pain I was just in shock. I was just screaming, not crying.”

It’s a day Lucas will never forget, and neither will most people who know him.

“My phone rang, and this horrible sound was on the other end,” says Becky Cannon, Lucas’ mother. “I recognized the voice but I didn’t know what he was saying. i knew it was Lucas.”

These days, Lucas is a senior at Fleming County High School, where he can be seen wheeling down the hallways. But it’s been a long road to this point.

“our first meeting with the doctor was he only had 1 to 2 percent chance of living,” says Clay Cannon, Lucas’ father.

But what you won’t see or hear from Lucas, is a negative attitude.

“i’m not any different. I’m just the same as they are. Just in a different situation,” says Lucas.

One of the most impressive things to come out of this entire ordeal is Lucas’ attitude. He’s maintained the most positive outlook on life throughout it all. He shows it on his prosthetic leg with the quote, “impossible is nothing.”

“I feel fine, I am ready to get up and go everyday just like nothing ever happened,” says Lucas.

His positive attitude was recognized by his classmates when they crowned him homecoming king.

“I feel fine. i am ready to get up and go everyday just like nothing ever did happen.”

His fellow homecoming queen, Brooke Meade says, “they announced the king first. I was so excited Lucas got it!”

A once uncertain future for this 17 year old, and now he’s positively living his life to the fullest.

Lucas is still undergoing therapy and hopes to have complete mobility with his prosthetic leg in the future. He also says he wants to be a prosthesist when he grows up and help other amputees.

Above: The quote Lucas had on his prosthetic leg…
Click here for the permalink to the video or here for the story on LEX 18.


Leave a Reply