Nampa fire captain injured in attack: "I just need to move forward"

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by KTVB.COM

NWCN.com

Posted on November 10, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 11:05 AM

NAMPA -- For Nampa Fire Captain Chris Cade, the recovery after a brutal attack this past summer has been been long and painful.

Despite the severe injuries he suffered just a few months ago, Cade proudly reported for duty this weekend.

Cade was attacked in Meridian while he was riding his bike. Police say the 23-year-old attacker was high on drugs at the time. He suffered severe facial injuries, a broken rib, collar bone, and shoulder.

He doesn't remember a thing about the attack -- but everything about his recovery.

"The toughest was having a cast wired into my mouth and basically being on a liquid diet for 7 weeks that was, that was brutal," Cade told KTVB on Sunday. "I have no memory of it so I am not angry with it.  As far as I am concerned, it's behind me, and I just need to move forward."

Cade has been marking his calender, setting goals to get his strength back.

As, fire captain, his responsibilities include communicating with dispatch over radio -- something he had to re-learn to do because of the damage to his teeth, palate, and jaw.

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