Street violence victim Chris Lee thankful for everyday heroes he'd never wished to meet


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"Committed to Eye Care with Confidence"

     

     

Dr Nirosha Paramanathan​ with Chris Lee

Sydney Morning Herald - 6 Dec 2015
Kate Aubusson


Teenager who was stabbed in the eye pays his respects to a paramedic, a police officer and the doctors who helped him.

Chris Lee was 18 years old when a stranger stabbed him in his left eye, stomped on his head, and watched as the teenager lay thrashing and bleeding on the pavement of William Street early on Easter Sunday 2012.

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Dr Nirosha Paramanathan​ was the registrar on call the night Chris was brought into Prince of Wales Hospital.

"It wasn't nice, not nice at all to have to tell him how badly he was injured," she said.

"Penetrating eye injuries are the most devastating injuries we see, and he was such a good kid," she said.

"You're one of the patients I always remember," she tells Chris as he sits in her practice rooms at Frenchs Forest. His stitches, and bandages are all gone.
"You were so polite, and you were more concerned about your mum than yourself," she said, remembering those first hours in the emergency department.

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Dr Nirosha Paramanathan​ was the registrar on call the night Chris was brought into Prince of Wales Hospital.