Dylan’s surgery went very well, and the prognosis was good, but then, during his recovery, while still on crutches, he slipped and fell. This second fall resulted in yet another surgery with the team from Franklin Health Orthopaedics.
Dylan’s first injury was upsetting, but his second one brought some very real fears—to Dylan and to us—that he would not be able to play sports again, and if he could, certainly not at the level he was used to. We shared our fears with Dr. Cummings. She said she would get him back to 100 percent.
For three months Dr. Cummings pushed Dylan to never give up, and reinforced the need for him to keep working through his physical therapy at Franklin Memorial Hospital Outpatient Services in Livermore Falls. Dr. Cummings told Dylan that if he worked hard enough he would be able to do everything he used to do. Now, one year later, Dylan is playing both offense and defense for the area youth football league without the slightest trace of his previous injuries. Thanks to the skill and encouragement from Dr. Cummings and his physical therapist, Marco Madison, Dylan’s good as new, and back to being the happy, active person he always was.