Spirit, Grit, And Humor: Ellie's Story | WYPR

Spirit, Grit, And Humor: Ellie's Story

Jul 8, 2020

Ellie with Heather McLean
Credit Rachel Morgan, provided by Kennedy Krieger Institute

Imagine starting your teenage years by facing yet another surgery. And this time the surgery is to attach metal frames--that will stay in place for six months--to each of your legs, followed by three months in the hospital for intensive physical and occupational therapies. That's what Ellie faced in 2018 when she was just 13 years old. Listen to Ellie's physical therapist, Heather McLean, tell of Ellie's spirit, grit and determination--and above all--her sense of humor.