A North Carolina family is thankful for their 17-month-old son's life after a gruesome household injury.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Monday that Jessiah Jackson is free of any apparent brain damage after a neurosurgeon removed a metal part lodged two inches into the back of the boy's brain.
The boy had fallen off a chair at his family's home in Wilmington and fell onto an L-shaped part from a pressure washer. He was rushed to University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where a neurosurgeon removed the metal after two hours of surgery.
The rod missed critical blood vessels in the boy's brain by only a hair.
Examinations haven't found evidence of long-term damage.
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