May 19, 2020 / Hand Conditions

Share Your Story: Hitting a Home Run

Meet Kennedy, a patient who is treated by our experts in the Center for Excellence in Hand. Learn more about her journey below.

Blog written by Kennedy of Krugerville, TX.

My name is Kennedy! I play on a travel softball team plus I’m on the varsity softball and golf teams at my high school. 
I was catching in a softball tournament when I injured my throwing arm. It hurt to throw, and my fingers would even go numb. I did physical therapy, but ended up going to Scottish Rite for Children to see Dr. Stutz. He said I had injured my ulnar nerve and surgery would be necessary. Since my operation, I have not had any more pain or numbness in my arm.  
It can be hard to deal with an injury and I was worried about missing out on the opportunity to play in an upcoming softball tournament in Australia. Thanks to Dr. Stutz and the amazing staff at Scottish Rite, I was able to travel to Australia and play softball this past summer - my team even took first place! 
I am approaching the one-year mark of having my surgery and I am back to hitting home runs - all pain free! I continue to do my physical therapy exercises and get stronger every day.
I am so grateful for everything Scottish Rite has done for me.

If it wasn’t for the great care I received, I wouldn’t be able to continue to do what I love.

Scottish Rite has helped me realize that I want to become a sports medicine doctor and help other young athletes get back to the sport they love.



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