Defying All Odds: Firefighter Returns to Work after Doctors Tell Him He’d Never Work Again

A Georgia firefighter and medic defied the odds after being shot 14 times and being told by doctors he would not be able to work again.

College Park Firefighter Eddie Baker, stated:
“Getting back to this point is almost unheard of and I wish I could think of the words to express how happy I am.”

Eddie Baker’s neighbor, Taylor Carthern shot him several times outside his College Park home in December of 2014. Carthern is serving a 20-year sentence.

Baker said the bullets hit him in the chest, spine and arm and he suffered a broken femur, shoulder, jaw, seven broken fingers along with tendon damage resulting in 10 surgeries. Doctors told Baker he would not be able to return to work.

“I would always ask is there ever going to be a chance where I will be able to get back to the fire department and they always told me no and it was heartbreaking every single time,” said Baker.

The 11-year veteran would not take no for an answer, crediting his faith, co-workers and family, including his now 11-year-old daughter with encouraging him to fight.

Baker went through two rigorous years of rehab and had to learn how to walk again. After two years of difficult work and perseverance, he was able to come back to the firehouse.

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