Hero of the Week: Luke Mortimer

Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.

Ten-year-old Luke Mortimer contracted severe bacterial infections at the age of seven. He survived but lost all his limbs to the infections. Because he received help from so many during his recovery, Luke wanted to do something for other disabled kids, so the young boy has plans to climb a 656-foot mountain to raise money. The mountain is just outside Luke’s home in North Yorkshire, England.

Luke’s father, Adam, said the climb will be challenging but his son is insisting on doing it alone with shortened knee length prosthetics called stubbies. He said the climb will take as long as it takes and is not putting any pressure on his son.

Find out if Luke completed his quest in this story from The Yorkshire Post.

Kix’s Response:

How about that? Luke has faced so much adversity, but he is willing to take on such a challenge to pay it forward – that is a hero and a very brave one at that!

Luke Mortimer, from North Yorkshire, England, you are our ACC Hero. Good luck to you!

Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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