The progress made by Andy, a spinal cord injury patient

Patient Story

From Paralysis to Father of the Bride


Andy McCue was a husband, father and lawyer living in Kansas City. On July 1, everything changed when he fell down a flight of stairs.



Andy sustained a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed. On July 12, he was airlifted to Chicago, where he arrived at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab on a stretcher. Andy underwent intensive physical and occupational therapy and made significant gains, walking out of the hospital on his own in late-August. Recently, he met his next big milestone: father of the bride. On New Year’s Eve, Andy triumphantly walked his daughter down the aisle.

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