CBS' Dozier Out Of Hospitals, Recovery From Iraq Blast Continues
August 4, 2006 at 2:48 PM (PT)
Veteran CBS NEWS correspondent KIMBERLY DOZIER has left the KERNAN HOSPITAL in MARYLAND ahead of schedule in her continuing recovery from injuries received in a car bomb attack in IRAQ on MAY 29 that killed her cameraman PAUL DOUGLAS and soundman JAMES BROLAN.
DOZIER issued a statement that said in part "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.... I'm up on crutches and can even manage with a cane. It's not pretty, but I'm walking on my own.... The next step: continued outpatient rehab to get my body used to being in motion full-time. Thanks to CBS, my family and friends have been close by throughout. That, together with all the amazing cards and e-mails from across the country, has really pulled me through. I’ve told friends it’s been like having 10,000 guardian angels on my shoulders. "
DOZIER also mourned the loss of DOUGLAS and BROLAN and thanked the 4th Infantry Dicision's Sgt. DANIEL MOOTOOSAMMY and medic Spc. IZZY FLORES JR. for saving her life at the scene. DOZIER's reports are heard on CBS RADIO NEWS.