It seems like there are a lot of news stories today about violent shootings at schools and places of employment. Definitely more stories than we would like to hear. They have been reported throughout the United States and it’s scary that they can happen anywhere at any time. Even Georgia is not immune from such violence.
With all the bad news it’s good to hear some good news about one of these stories. The FedEx facility shooting in Cobb County last April seriously wounded security guard, Christopher Sparkman. Sparkman has been recovering in the hospital since and just underwent his 18th surgery as a result of injuries sustained when shot during the shooting spree of 19-year-old Geddy Kramer. Sparkman has improved significantly and is expected to make a full recovery.
Jamie Lynn, Sparkman’s wife, updates his internet page regularly. Her latest post was that four days post-surgery. She stated that Sparkman will receive reconstructive surgery on his small bowel and abdominal region after Christmas. However, this is sooner than originally expected.
She further stated that “Christopher is heartbroken because of his love of all things edible, but he understands and is willing to do what it takes to help make a full recovery possible.” He is disappointed, but understands, that his diet for the next several months will continue to consist of IV food, ice chips, sips of water and popsicles until his small bowel heals after his surgery.
The physicians estimate that Sparkman will spend another month or so in the hospital before returning home for outpatient treatment.
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