Boy Healthy After Doctors Remove Key From Brain

A 1-year-old boy from Perryville, Ky., was stabbed through the eye with a car key after he accidentally fell on it.

An X-ray showed the key went through his eyelid and penetrated his brain.

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“I’ll never forget that moment,” said Staci Holderman, Nicholas’ mother. “Nothing can prepare you for something like that.”

Doctors told Nicholas’ family the key could be removed without damaging his brain, and after it was surgically removed, there was no damage to his eyesight.

“Everyone will say, ‘Which eye is it?,’” Holderman said.