Huckabee shows support for injured doctor
|Updated: 2/06/2009 7:21 pm
||Published: 2/06/2009 3:49 pm
Former Governor Mike Huckabee appointed Dr. Trent Pierce to the Arkansas Medical Board. Wednesday a bomb exploded injuring Pierce after he started a car at his West Memphis home.
Huckabee came to the Red Cross today with his family to give blood. A trip to Rwanda last year prevented him from donating but he still believes donating is important.
Learning that supply is low and getting word that Medical Board Chairman Dr. Trent Pierce was critically injured when a bomb went off outside his West Memphis home made him start thinking about the need. "You never know when something that is so totally out of the ordinary is gonna happen that's all the more reason to just be aware that everyday is a true gift," says Huckabee.
The day the bomb exploded Huckabee got the news in an email from his wife while out of the country. "I've known him for quite some time. He's been a friend and a supporter it's just a tragedy and a horrible thing. When I heard about it I was in disbelief."
Huckabee says Pierce is an outstanding doctor with compassion for his patients and that's why he appointed him to the medical board twice. "We need people like that on the medical board who really represent the heart and soul of most physicians in Arkansas," says Huckabee.
Huckabee gets daily updates on Pierce's condition and adds the prognosis seems better. "I am encouraged by the news that has come out even today. The burns were not as bad as originally thought so hopefully it's gonna be okay."
Huckabee says he can't begin to imagine who would want to hurt such a gentle man. He hopes police solve this case soon.
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