Heroic U.S. Air Force Airman released from hospital following stabbing in California

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SACRAMENTO — U.S. Air Force Airman Spencer Stone today was released from the hospital where he was being treated since Oct. 8.

After he heroically stopped an attack on a French train, he was stabbed while defending his friend here in the states.

He suffered multiple stab wounds to the torso, and was sent to the UC Davis Medical Center.

After just more than a week of recovery, Stone was released Thursday, Oct. 15.

“Our family wishes to express our deepest gratitude to the staff and providers at UC Davis Medical Center,” Stone’s mother, Joyce Eskel said. “I’m especially grateful to [trauma surgeons] Dr. Ellie Curtis, Dr. Garth Utter, the entire trauma team and the ICU nurses who treated Spencer so well. We’ve been overwhelmed by the support from our family and friends, the Sacramento area, the Air Force, and people around the world. Thank you all.”

Spencer was just as grateful.

“Thanks very much to the first responders and the team here at UC Davis Medical Center for taking such good care of me,” Stone said. “Thanks, also, to my amazing family and friends for their love and support. And, thanks to everyone who has sent encouragement during this challenging time. I’m focused now on healing and recovering and look forward to the next part of my journey.”


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