The only clue that Isaiah Lanphear was in a major accident two months earlier was the cast where his hand should have been.
Lanphear, a 5-year-old from Cecil who lost his hand in an accident last summer, was back to happily being a kid and playing football and other sports just two months after the incident thanks to a summer camp his grandparents, Joe and Lisa Lanphear, found.
Isaiah was back at the NubAbility Athletics Foundation All-Sport Summer Camp last month, joining 70 other kids from 24 states, all missing limbs, to learn athletic skills from the camp’s 30 coaches, all of whom are also missing limbs.
“There are no disabilities, just kids having fun and being just that, kids,” Lisa Lanphear said. “I don’t think any of us could ask for anything better.”
Lisa Lanphear said the skills Isaiah learned at the camp, from basics such as tying his shoes to playing football and fishing, were essential in his recovery.