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Video: After Two Dozen Surgeries Missouri Officer with Flesh-Eating Disease Leaves Hospital

July 14, 2015  | 

VIDEO: After Two Dozen Surgeries Missouri Officer with Flesh-Eating Disease Leaves Hospital

Lee's Summit (Mo.) Police Department Officer Josh Ward walked out of St. Luke's Hospital Monday morning via his own two feet. That was a miracle after he battled a flesh-eating bacteria that nearly killed him.

Ward underwent 24 surgeries and was attended by nearly 150 doctors and nurses. He had surgeries to remove tissue affected by necrotizing faciitis.

"They truly work miracles here," Ward said. "I honestly believe they saved my life."

It was a more than three-month ordeal, but Ward was able to surprise his children by coming home on Monday, WFSB TV reports. 


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Jon Retired LEO @ 7/14/2015 3:56 PM

May you have the best of health in the coming years Officer Ward and may God bless you and your family.

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