Boston Flute Player Steps Back Into The Spotlight After Freak Accident

Boston Flute Player Steps Back Into The Spotlight After Freak Accident


[ FLUTE PLAYING ] ♪ THE SWEET SOUND HEARD ON THE STREETS OF BOSTON TODAY AND THIS IS A MUSICAL MIRACLE OF SORTS. THE MAN PLAYING THE INSTRUMENT IS COMING BACK FROM SOME CAREER-THREATENING INJURIES. TONIGHT, HE’S READY TO STEP BACK IN TO THE SPOTLIGHT. ♪ Reporter: FOR 35 YEARS, HE HAS PLAYED THE FLUTE AND PERFORMING AROUND THE WORLD AND IS HIS CHOPS. HE’S A FLUTE MAKER AND REPAIRER BUT THREE MONTHS AGO WAS ALMOST KILL IN A FREAK ACCIDENT. TREES ARE KIND OF GOING OVER THE ROAD AND ONE DECIDE TO FALL ON THE CAR AND I WAS DOWN IN THE PASSENGER SEAT, YOU KNOW, BLEEDING — I COULDN’T MOVE MY NECK. Reporter: HE WAS TRAPPED. FELT MY ARM NUMB AND WAS THINKING, MY GOD, LIFE CHANGER, NOT IN A GOOD WAY. Reporter: HE FRACTURED FOUR VERTEBRAE AND COULD NO LONGER PLAY. THE WHOLE NERVE GOING THROUGH THE RIGHT ARM WAS DAMAGED. ♪ Reporter: HE WAS ABLE TO PICK UP THE FLUTE AGAIN BUT PAIN AND NUMBNESS CONTINUE. WAS VERY HAPPY. Reporter: THIS WEEKEND, HE WILL GIVE TWO LUNCHTIME OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE IN TOWN BOSTON. I’M EXCITED. I LIKE IT. I HAVE BEEN PERFORMING SINCE I WAS 18. WOW. HE HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO WORK FOR THREE COMMONS NEEDS TO MAKE A FINANCIAL COMEBACK IS AT THE SAME TIME. TO FIND OUT MORE, GO TO CBSBOSTON.COM. WE WILL CONNECT YOU AND MAYBE HELP HIM OUT A LITTLE BIT. WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT HE HAS BEEN THROUGH, IT’S TREMENDOUS.

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