From: email@example.com (Rabbi Jacklyn Hyde)
Date: Tue, Sep 2, 2003
(Kids, you have to see the photos of the x-rays to believe this one.)
Bit of Good Luck
Man Survives 18-Inch Drill Bit in Head
Sept. 2~ Ron Hunt's friends call him the "miracle
The Truckee, Calif., resident survived a freak accident in which an
18-inch drill bit penetrated through his right eye into his skull, but
left him with no serious damage to his brain.
"It is a miracle, it seems like for sure,"
he told ABCNEWS' Good
Morning America today in an exclusive network interview.
Hunt was standing on a ladder drilling into a surface
August 15, when the ladder suddenly gave way. He dropped the drill and
then fell to the floor, landing face first onto the bit. The whole
sequence happened so quickly Hunt did not even see the bit coming.
"By the time I was falling, and I let the drill
go down, I was already
on top of it," he said.
The rod went into his eye socket and out the back of
his head, behind
his right ear.
"I ran my hands up the drill bit, up to my eye,
and put my other hand
in the back of my head and felt it coming through the back of my
head," Hunt remembered. "And that's where pretty much the shock set
Hunt's co-workers rushed him to the hospital. He was
and extremely frightened.
"I couldn't believe what my eyes were seeing,"
said his co-worker,
After weighing their options, doctors essentially unscrewed
the bit to
"We would have cut it off, but after a few minutes
of drilling, we
noticed that it was loose. And so we just put down our blade and
twisted the bit," said Dr. Paul Ludlow, the surgeon who performed the
Despite the ghoulish accident, Hunt still joked with
doctors and his
amazed co-workers. Hunt said that after receiving a shot of morphine
to kill the pain, he joked that it was "a Kodak moment" and suggested
someone get a photo of his injury.
Ludlow said Hunt came very close to death.
The bit essentially pushed his brain aside, rather than impaling it.
"I think he turned his head just enough. Had it
gone towards the apex
[of the eye socket], I don't think he would have been alive," Ludlow
Hunt will be fitted with a glass eye, but is otherwise
From: "nu-monet v6.0" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rabbi Jacklyn Hyde wrote:
> Bit of Good Luck
> Man Survives 18-Inch Drill Bit in Head
Injured head Goooooood!
Healed head bad.
"YOU BELONG TO US NOW!"
"GET DOWN WITH MY SICKNESS!!"
--Kino Beman, brand name
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