By Debbie Gregory.
Spencer Stone, the U.S. Air Force Airman who thwarted a terrorist attack on a French train in August, was released from the hospital following a violent stabbing attack in Sacramento CA.
The 23 year old Stone suffered multiple stab wounds, including one to his heart, during an early morning fight. He was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center, where he underwent open heart surgery.
Stone issued a written statement thanking the emergency responders and the team at UC Davis Medical Center for caring for him.
He also thanked all the well-wishers, and said, “I’m focused now on healing and recovering and look forward to the next part of my journey.”
According to a GoFundMe account set up by Spencer’s brother, Everett, Spencer Stone’s medical costs are covered by the military. The money they are raising on the crowdfunding platform is going to assist family members who have needed to take time off to care for Spencer at this critical time.
Stone’s mother, Joyce Eskel, released a written statement: “Our family wishes to express our deepest gratitude to the staff and providers at UC Davis Medical Center. 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.”
Stone and his traveling companions Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, thwarted a terrorist attack when they tackled and subdued a would-be terrorist on a Paris-bound train. Stone suffered cuts to the neck and a deep wound on a thumb in that incident.
Police have described the assailants in this recent incident as two Asian men, wearing white shirts and blue jeans. They are believed to have fled in a dark-colored Toyota Camry.