|Updated: 8/07/2009 3:09 pm
||Published: 8/06/2009 9:04 pm
After a bomb blast critically injured a doctor he's back in Little Rock to attend his first medical board meeting. Doctor Trent Pierce is the chairman of the state medical board and seems to be doing well.
"It's just like looking at a miracle every time you see him," says Anne Britton, board member.
Thursday, Dr. Trent Pierce attended his first state medical board meeting since a bomb went off in his driveway in February. Before the meeting started, he said a few words about what happened. "What he had said was, he was not going to allow anyone to bully or intimidate, essentially terrorize the members of the board that we are out to do what our mission is supposed to be and we weren't going to let anyone stop that," she says.
Pierce lost his left eye in the blast and suffered injuries to his face, right leg and arm. So far, investigators haven't arrested anyone in the explosion.
“It's kind of tense at times, when you allow yourself to think about it, because you kind of wonder when you come on to serve on a medical board you definitely don't think about something like this happening because it is a public service that you're doing," says Britton.
During the meeting, a few people addressing the board told Dr. Pierce they were glad to see him back. At one point, Dr. Pierce thanked another doctor for his help in running his clinic during his absence.
"He hasn't changed a bit. It's the same Doctor Pierce. It's wonderful to have him back. He's a miracle," says Britton.
A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest, call 1-888-ATF-BOMB.