Boy survives after skewer pierces his skull, front to back

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A 10-year-old Missouri boy is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree, landing on a meat skewer that penetrated his skull from his face to the back of his head.

The Kansas City Star reports that doctors called Xavier Cunningham’s survival “miraculous.”

Xavier’s harrowing experience began Saturday afternoon when yellow jackets attacked him in a tree house at his Harrisonville home. He fell to the ground and his mother ran to him when she heard screaming. His skull was pierced from front-to-back with half a foot of skewer still sticking out of his face.

The University of Kansas Health System’s endovascular neurosurgery director, Koji Ebersole, says the skewer’s removal Sunday wasn’t easy, but that it missed Xavier’s eye, brain, spinal cord and major blood vessels.

___

Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

adwpadmin

adwpadmin

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
49°
Menomonie
51°
Chetek
47°
Durand
52°
Ladysmith
48°
Neillsville
49°
Rice Lake
48°
New Richmond
46°
Black River Falls
48°
Medford
46°
River Falls
48°
Duluth
46°
Green Bay
57°
La Crosse
Madison
56°
Milwaukee
Twin Cities
50°
Weather Outlook: More rain and cooler temperatures are on the way

Weather Outlook: More rain and cooler temperatures are on the way

Another cold front is expected for Thursday, bringing another chance of rain and our coldest air of the season for

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

Scroll to top
Skip to content