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On Friday August 16, 2019 Ben was shot when he stopped a man from reentering a bar with the intent to "shoot up" the bar. As he prevented the man from getting back into the building, Ben was shot 6 times. His resulting injuries are serious, but he is stable. He is facing more surgeries and a long road to recovery, but Ben is strong. By the grace of God, the injuries were not life-threatening.
Visitation Guidelines: Visitors are welcome and appreciated. No one can go back to see him before 9:00 in the morning and between 6:00 and 8:30 in the evening as this is when the doctors are doing their rounds, but other times are fine. Visits need to be brief and calm. Ben is often awake and communicating with visitors, but this is taxing for him, and he needs to get lots of rest for his body to heal. We ask that you check in with the family before going back to see Ben due to a limited number of visitors allowed back in the ICU at one time.