The New York Times - Officer Stabbed in Brain Exits Hospital to Cheers

Just 15 days after being stabbed through the brain on an East Harlem street, a New York police officer was released from The Mount Sinai Hospital on Wednesday to a hero’s ovation from his colleagues. The officer, Eder Loor, 28, walked onto a stage at a hospital auditorium and spoke slowly but clearly as he thanked the doctors who saved his life.

 – May 3, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Just 15 days after being stabbed through the brain on an East Harlem street, a New York police officer was released from The Mount Sinai Hospital on Wednesday to a hero’s ovation from his colleagues. The officer, Eder Loor, 28, walked onto a stage at a hospital auditorium and spoke slowly but clearly as he thanked the doctors who saved his life. The officer said he did not remember most of what had happened, but Dr. Joshua B. Bederson, the surgeon who treated him, said Officer Loor’s quick thinking and the fast decisions by the hospital’s staff helped save his life. Despite Officer Loor’s progress, doctors said, he will have a long road to a full recovery. Dr. Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, the chairman of the hospital’s rehabilitation department, said that Officer Loor had some numbness on the left side of his face and low energy, but that those problems should be temporary.  Learn more