Incredibly Uplifting Footage of The Ghost Inside Drummer Andrew Tkaczyk Walking with a Prosthetic Leg
Yesterday marked five months since The Ghost Inside’s horrific bus accident, and it seems as if — finally — the members of the band who got it the worst are making substantial progress in their recovery efforts.
For drummer Andrew Tkaczyk, who lost a leg from the knee down, it’s been baby steps — oftentimes literally — and he’s been documenting the process for fans of the band and general well-wishers. In early March he posted video of himself standing on one foot, followed later in the month by a clip of him playing drums for the first time since the accident.
And now, having been fitted for a prosthesis, he’s not only learned how to walk with the support of parallel bars, but free-standing, using a cane with a spotter following behind just in case. The look of determination, gratefulness and pure joy on Andrew’s face in the portion of the clip in which he’s using a walker is enough to make me cry:
Today marks 5 months since the accident. The last few weeks I’ve been working on getting back to walking with a prosthesis. Today was the first time walking with a cane and no parallel bars for support. It feels great to have gotten to this point in my recovery. I threw in a little @comebackkid_hc because that’s never a bad idea. Now it’s time to get ready for the @detroitredwings game 4 tonight in Hockeytown USA. Let’s go boys 🏒🚨🐙 #LGRW
Congrats to Andrew! What a huge milestone. Hopefully we’ll get some updates from the other members of the band soon. Last we heard from vocalist Jonathan Vigil he was diagnosed with a bone infection in one of his surgically repaired ankles, which set his recovery back six weeks.