Colleagues transfer Capt. Dowling to TIRR to begin rehabilitation

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on August 21, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 22 at 12:09 PM

HOUSTON -- Captain Bill Dowling was transferred from Memorial Hermann Hospital to TIRR Memorial Hermann on Wednesday afternoon to begin rehabilitation.

Dowling was critically injured in a devastating fire at the Southwest Inn in May. He lost both of his legs as a result of his injuries. Four of his colleagues died.

His colleagues from Houston Fire Department Station 68 drove their ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital to personally transfer Dowling to the rehabilitation facility at TIRR.

Dowling suffered brain damage, according to his wife. Treating neurological disorders is a specialty of this facility.

This is the same facility where Congresswoman Gabby Giffords underwent rehabilitation.

Stay tuned to KHOU 11 News and KHOU.com for updates on Dowling’s road to recovery.

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