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Guard injured in FedEx shooting continues recovery

COBB COUNTY, Ga. (WXIA) – The security guard injured in a shooting at a Kennesaw FedEx facility is celebrating a breath of fresh air.

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.

Since the shooting, Sparkman has undergone more than four dozen surgeries. On Oct. 26, his wife, Jamie Lynn Sparkman, wrote that the 49th surgery would hopefully be his last. 

After more than a month inside, Christopher was able to enjoy sunshine and fresh air, his wife wrote on Tuesday. Her message read:

First day outside in a MONTH! 10 minutes of sunshine and fresh air was just was the doctor ordered for today. 

Chris still has a long road to recovery. He currently has a lot of drains and is still monitered closely. Doctors are hopeful the leak in his GI will heal on its own with time and no food/water. He is still on IV nutrition. Because he still feels hunger, the doctors have allowed him one popsicle a day. He was very excited about the popsicles! 

When Chris was deployed in 2012, he came home just before Christmas. It was the best surprise. I'm praying again to have my man home soon, hopefully before Christmas. 

We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!


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