Boy whose feet were severed taking first steps

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy whose feet were severed by a freight train is taking his first steps on his prosthetics.

Marshawn Farr-Robinson calmly pulled himself to help after the accident in his St. Paul neighborhood last August. He tells KMSP-TV ( ) he didn’t want to die. He hopped on his damaged legs and when he couldn’t do that anymore, he crawled 165 feet through rocks and brush until someone saw him and called for help.

It took four months for his injuries to heal enough so that Marshawn could try on his new lower legs and feet after the amputations and take his first steps.

His physical therapy will continue, and learning to walk again will take time. He’ll begin with a walker and graduate to crutches before a cane.


Information from: KMSP-TV,

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