Clint Crain – Overcoming Tragedy: Stories of Grace and Confidence

The Crain family was out on their boat enjoying the 4th of July weekend in 2014, when tragedy struck.

While standing on the back of the boat, Clint lost his balance and fell right into the propeller.

Once the boat was stopped and Clint was able to swim to the surface, his mother jumped into the water and held Clint while she waited for Clint’s father, who was in the water wakesurfing when Clint fell, to come help her.

Weather and the holiday weekend combined to cause delays in getting Clint to a hospital. Still, a surgeon was onsite and able to treat Clint, who was in critical condition, when he arrived. After seven days in the hospital, including three in intensive care, and an above-the-knee amputation, Clint was sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Houston, where he received physical therapy weekly and was fitted with a prosthesis.


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