ATLANTA - The toddler severely hurt during a police SWAT raid last month is now out of the hospital.
Channel 2 Action News obtained video of 19-month-old Bou Kahn Phonesevanh walking out of the front doors of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, walking towards his waiting mother.
The boy, who goes by Bou Bou, was injured after officers tossed a flash-bang grenade into the boy’s playpen last month as he was sleeping.
The family leaves Wednesday to head back to Wisconsin.
Although little Bou Bou is
OK to leave the hospital, the family’s attorney, Mawuli Mel Davis, says Bou Bou still needs several surgeries.
"His brain was injured, He's missing his left nipple. There is some disfigurement to his face and nose," Davis said.
Davis said the injuries come from Habersham County deputies and Cornelia police.
He said officers threw a flash grenade into the Cornelia home where the family was staying, thinking a drug dealer was there.
The grenade landed in Bou Bou’s playpen.
"The impact it's had on this family has been devastating. They have been displaced for a second time, first being burned out of their house in Wisconsin, then being bombed out of their house in Cornelia. They've been homeless," Davis said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is doing a full report. But right now, the family is just celebrating that the little boy was able to leave the hospital.
"It's just unbelievable. We didn't think that he would make it,” Davis said.
Delightful Eatz in southeast Atlanta will be holding a fundraiser breakfast for the family Wednesday before they head home to Wisconsin.
Breakfast is at 9 a.m.
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