Injured CBS News Journalist Released From Hospital

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Kimberly Dozier, the CBS News journalist criticially wounded in a roadside bomb attack that killed two colleagues in Iraq in May, was released from a Baltimore hospital earlier today to continue her rehabilitation.

Dozier’s statement:

Folks, I’m leaving hospitals behind, ahead of the deadline, or at least ahead of schedule. I’ve had a couple setbacks, and I still face a couple minor surgeries, but overall, the prognosis is far better than the docs had hoped just after I’d reached Germany. The teams at Balad, Landstuhl, and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. worked overtime — something like a dozen surgeries at least, including one that lasted 11 hours.

Just a few weeks later, I’m up on crutches and can even manage with a cane. It’s not pretty, but I’m walking on my own — and that, I also owe, to some hard-driving therapists at Kernan Hospital in Maryland, who kept saying, ‘Now try this…’

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