Posted: Jan 24, 2013 12:14 PM by NBC News
Updated: Jan 24, 2013 12:19 PM
(WHDH) A little girl who was rushed to the hospital with a pencil through her eye and into her brain is now seeing clearly.
Two and half weeks ago, 20-month-old Olivia fell, sticking a colored pencil right into her eye.
"I picked her up like this and said, 'You're okay,' and just picked her up. And the pencil was coming right out of her eye only a little bit," said Susie Smith, Olivia's mother. "I thought the pencil had broken or something. I thought there was no way that whole pencil was through her head."
About five inches of the pencil went into her eye, through her brain, and to the back of her skull.
First responders rushed Olivia to the local hospital then flew her to Boston Children's Hospital where they assembled an entire team to remove the pencil without surgery.
Doctors believe Olivia will make a full recovery.
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