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Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel continues recovery from brain injury

Allister Adel
Posted at 5:06 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 19:07:16-05

PHOENIX — Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel says she looks forward to returning home in coming weeks after being hospitalized for treatment of a brain injury she experienced after a Nov. 3 fall.

Adel said Friday in a statement released through her office that she feels stronger every day and knows it is a “slow and steady process” to recover from a brain injury.

Adel after her fall had emergency surgery for removal of a blood clot from bleeding on the brain.

She said in her statement she was thankful to her family, those in the community who have indicated support and the medical teams who have treated her.

Adel's office released the following statement Friday:

"Over the past month, my family and I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support by this community. It has provided us much comfort during this time. I am grateful for the high-quality medical treatment I am receiving and want to publicly thank the medical teams who have taken care of me. I am still recovering at Barrow’s Neurological Institute and look forward to returning home in the coming weeks. To my family at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, thank you for continuing to focus on the important work of our office. You are professionals of the highest caliber and I am proud of the work you are doing to keep the office moving forward. Finally, I'm proud to be the first woman elected as the Maricopa County Attorney and I want to thank the voters of Maricopa County for entrusting me with this honor. I feel stronger every day and while I know that recovering from a brain injury is a slow and steady process, I look forward to working with my medical team to ensure a safe and full recovery."