The 33-year-old crashed his motorcycle on Nov. 20 in the 4800 block of Hopson Road at the corner of Page Road in Morrisville, leaving him with several traumatic brain injuries.
He was unable to talk or remember his family.
"The doctor that spoke to us after the surgery said he's not going to live," said his mother, Steffanie Iorio.
But Luke survived, and Steffanie is convinced it is because of a stranger who stopped to help her son moments after his accident.
"A nurse had come on the scene and was performing CPR for quite a long time before the medics could get on the scene," she said. "Royal blue scrubs. That's all I know. She literally saved his life."
Luke is beating the odds, gaining back his strength through rehabilitation at WakeMed.
He also became a father Thursday.
His wife gave birth to their first child, Giada Hope, in honor of her dad.
Steffanie is praying Luke will get to meet his little girl soon.
Until then, she hopes to find the nurse who made it possible.
"If she hadn't stopped, we wouldn't have Luke and my little granddaughter wouldn't have her daddy, so I have to find her, and I have to thank her properly for what she did for our family," she said.
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