11-Year-Old with Cerebral Palsy Bags First Deer Using Gun His Dad Designed

A mature white-tailed deer buck stands alertly in a suburban neighborhood in Moreland Hills, Ohio on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. The Ohio Department of Public Safety is warning drivers to remain cautious of deer on roadways as the mating season for the animal runs through January.

An 11-year-old Pennsylvania boy with cerebral palsy bagged his first deer this hunting season using a rifle his dad adapted to be shot by a wheelchair-bound individual with limited movement.

KLFY reports that the boy, Lucas McCormick, was thrilled to get the deer.

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His father, Daniel McCormick, designed a system to put on Lucas’s rifle so he “could have the freedom to hunt by himself.”

The system puts a button within Lucas’s reach; when he pushes the button it pulls the trigger. A screen enables Lucas to see the deer and time the shot himself.

Lucas’s mother, Kayla McCormick, indicated that when they took him hunting in previous years they would use a rudimentary system of tying a string to the trigger. They would let him know when the deer was at the right spot and tell him it was time to pull the string. Now he is actually doing the hunting himself.

Lucas “was born at 26 weeks,” weighing just one pound, 14 ounces, but Kayla stresses that he is a fighter: “It’s amazing what he goes through, and he smiles through everything.”

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