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Leo’s Headshot

by on Apr.19, 2015, under Crime, Health, Kids, Weapons

Leo Bernal's father heard the unlocked door open, and thought it was his 20-year-old son returning home. 8-year-old Leo had just gone to bed. A stranger wearing a hooded sweatshirt entered the Culver City, CA house, exchanged a few words with the father. leo4 The man opened fire, and some rounds penetrated the wall to the bedroom where Leo was lying in bed. Leo's dad ran into the bedroom to shield the boy as the gunman followed and continued to fire a total of 14 rounds. leo1 Leo was hit in the head . The boy's 17-year-old brother in the same bedroom was uninjured. leo2 Leo's skull had to be opened up to remove the bullet, and 23 staples in addition to 27 stitches were needed to close the wound. "My head kinda hurts right now, but I'm OK with it," the boy said as he sat on a bench outside Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. leo3 Leo's mother said that Leo is afraid to go home. "He's horrified." A motive for the attack is still not known, and the family has set up a GoFundMe account to help cover the cost of surgery.
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Flesh Wound

by on Jun.09, 2012, under Culture, Family, Health, Technology

Staph is one of the more prevalent causes of skin infections. Under the microscope, the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria look like a beautiful seascape. 30% of us have it in our nose without any noticeable effect. But when it causes infection, it can be serious. Left untreated, what starts out as a little bump can quickly spread. You might start seeing other symptoms like Scalded Skin Syndrome.

Or it can become abscessed and life-threatening.

Staph is fairly well-known. Far less familiar is Vibrio vulnificus, another bacterium that causes infected wounds. It's often found in raw seafood, but it can invade through open wounds exposed to contaminated water. People in rural areas or in countries with less well-equipped medical facilities may not seek out immediate treatment for an infected wound.

 This boy, from China, first saw a doctor after his parents noticed pus coming out of his ear, But they couldn't afford the treatment, so he didn't see a doctor again for the next six years.

In that six years, the infection advanced significantly.

It was reported that the disease did not affect the boy's brain, and it was just a flesh wound.

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