Peter Harrington

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Mounds View teen back on ice after brain infection

Peter Harrington
Peter Harrington, 15, battled a near-fatal bout with a brain infection that started as a sinus infection.

Fifteen-year-old Peter Harrington, of Mounds View, suffered a nearly fatal sinus infection in 2015 that led to a brain infection. Fox Sports North highlighted his story during its coverage of Hockey Day Minnesota on Saturday.

Joe Petronio, MD, medical director of neurosurgery, and the team in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) on the Minneapolis campus of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, where Peter spent two months, worked to save Peter’s life.

In September, Peter was cleared to resume playing hockey in time for his sophomore season.

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