“It’s still surreal”; St. The man from Louis shares his journey after losing both his legs in a kick and running in Chicago

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – More than a month has passed since St. The man from Louis lost both his legs after a tragic crash of the Magnificent Mile in Chicago.

“It’s still surreal to look down and see that you don’t have legs when I had toes 33 days ago and I don’t now. I don’t know if you’re used to it, “Bryce said.

Summary spoke to News 4 this week for the first time since traveling to Chicago for a business conference. It is a journey that changed his life forever.

“The next thing you know, I’m turning around and there’s a vehicle coming at me,” Summary said. “And then the next thing I remember is just waking up in the hospital. My life changed so fast. ā€

His daily routine, which was once filled with running into his home or assisting his son’s sports coach, has shifted to daily rehabilitation visits. The double amputee also spends every day after the incident in hospitals in Chicago.

“[Iā€™m] to learn how to perform daily functions without my legs. How to dress? How to use the bathroom? How to take a shower, “said Summary. “What to do if I fall, how to get up.”

As devastating as it was to lose both legs in the crash and running accident, Summary chooses to embrace his new normal.

“I just came to the conclusion that I have to move on. This is the right choice for me. There is nothing I can do about it, “he said. “I can cry for ‘Oh, I’m sorry this shouldn’t have happened to me.’

Summary added: “It was nice to see other people who are in a similar situation, who have amputations, who also deal with it. [It] it makes me feel like I’m not alone. So it was nice that way. “

He also used every possible moment to hug his two boys after the accident.

“My children, they are great. They have many questions. “Dad, what happened to your legs?” Dad, how are you? Dad, you’re going to have robot legs, “Summary said.” And I’m saying to myself, “Yeah, I’m going to have robot legs. I’m going to be as good as I used to be.”

He says the hardest thing is not moving to Chicago temporarily, but rather the impact he continues to have on being able to see his children as often as he likes.

“I just can’t hug my kids the way I want to,” Summary said. “I do not want them to be afraid. I do not want to be ashamed of it. I’m open about it with my kids. “

More than a month after the crash, no one is responsible for the crash.

“The police have an idea. They think they know who the driver of the car is [was]but we haven’t heard anything else about whether they caught him or anything, “said Amy Summary, Bryce’s wife.

Still, Summary says these answers are not the most important to him.

“I do not lose energy to worry about this person. “I leave it to the authorities to take care of this,” Summary said. “I’m just trying to stay positive. I’m thinking about my recovery and I’m focusing on that right now. “

He says his long road to recovery has been positive thanks to the kindness of St. The people of Louis.

“I mean literally people who show up at my front door, through our bell, offering to build a ramp for me,” Summary said. “The ordinary St. Louisiana, they just show up, write me letters and wish me well. It makes me feel really good. ā€

Summary says he hopes to return to St. Louis. Lewis in the subway for the next two to four weeks, where he will rest before returning to Chicago to be fitted for prosthetics. He will then undergo more physiotherapy and rehabilitation to learn how to use them.

or GoFundMe Supporters Summary and his family have already raised more than $ 30,000.

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