700 Club Show to Tell Seth Apel’s Story

| March 31, 2017

apel-familyKNOX, Pa. (EYT) – Seth Apel, the boy who suffered a tragic accident and had to have his right arm reattached, is having his story told on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s 700 Club show.

A crew will be in the area next week to film a reenactment of the accident. Emergency crews that worked to help Apel save his arm will also participate.

The accident happened in November 2015 when the Apel family was cutting and hauling firewood.

Rushed to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, Apel underwent surgery to reattach his right arm.

While he was waiting in the ambulance to be life flighted to Pittsburgh, one of his biggest worries was he wasn’t going to be able to play baseball; however, he joined his little league team at first base last summer.

Unable to use his right arm to play, Apel taught himself to throw with his left hand and in former major-league player Jim Abbott fashion, catches and throws with his left hand.

Seth’s doctor, Lorelei Grunwaldt of Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, performed the surgery to reattach the arm.

Apel’s mother, Angie, said he is doing well and continues exercises to strengthen his arm.

“He still doesn’t have much use of his hand or wrist, but we’ve been talking with doctors about another surgery to help with that,” she said.

Although, that will have to wait until baseball season is over because Apel is not willing to miss his favorite sport.

“We’ll wait and see after the season, but we still feel blessed at what he’s been able to overcome and accomplish since it happened,” Angie said.


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