Guard injured in FedEx facility shooting asks for 'miracle' | News
KENNESAW, Ga. -- The wife of a security guard injured in a 2014 shooting at a Kennesaw FedEx facility says her husband is still fighting for his "most basic needs."
Christopher Sparkman was shot at point-blank in the abdomen when 19-year-old FedEx employee Geddy Kramer opened fire at the facility on April 29, 2014. Kramer shot five other people before killing himself.
Sparkman has undergone more than four dozen surgeries since the shooting. His wife, Jamie Lynn, has periodically provided updates on Christopher's condition on a blog.
In the first update of 2016, Jamie Lynn writes that Christopher's wounds "have healed significantly after the GI leak that happened last November after his 50th surgery, but they haven't healed enough to seal up."
Christopher is still in great physical pain, and it's weighing heavily on the couple.
In the next 10 to 15 days, the Sparkmans will find out if Christopher will go home to wait for another surgery in the spring.
"Our precious family, along with the Emory Team, is desperate to see Chris healed without more surgery," Jamie Lynn Sparkman writes. "We are asking God for this miracle. Would you ask Him with us, in Jesus name?"
The Sparkmans filed suit against FedEx in May, alleging that the company failed to "exercise ordinary care to keep its distribution center…safe." The couple has previously written of the financial strain the medical bills have put on their family.Donations are accepted at their website.