Help Brian Get Back on his Feet

For: Brian Ludmer
Organizer: Matt, Nick, Graham, and Sarah Ludmer.
Help Brian Get Back on his Feet (Brian Ludmer)
of $100,000 goal
48% Complete
Raised by 804 donors
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Brian was involved in the recent shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.  He was shot in the lower leg and as a result will need multiple surgeries and months of physical therapy.  Please read the story in his own words below.

To My Friends and family,
I am overwhelmed by all your thoughts and prayers after yesterday's incident. I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm going to be o.k. Without going into too much detail, I was shot once in the back of my right calf. The bullet then exited my right shin and grazed my left leg. The tibia and fibula in my right leg were both completely shattered producing multiple compound fractures. I crawled to safety, applied a tourniquet, and was later found by the police who pulled me out of the building despite great risk to themselves as the shooter was still active at the time.

The good news is that I was in surgery yesterday where it was determined that there was minimal nerve damage which, as I'm told, means that I have a good chance of regaining full use of my leg and foot. It is going to be a long road, with at least two more surgeries and a metal rod in my leg, but I should be o.k in the end.

This LA Times article describes the events in more detail.,0,3333976.story#axzz2jVPwYlGp

Thanks again to everyone for your love and support.


Here is another link to a video of a news reporter covering the incident.

So, as you can tell, Brian is really an amazing guy who won't let this keep him down for long.  Also, Brian's long held interest in reducing gun violence has understandably been heightened. Any extra donations received that will not be used for medical/rehab expenses will be donated to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.  More information can be found at 

PLEASE NOTE:  The administrators of funds are Matt, Nick, Graham, and Sarah Ludmer, Brian's siblings.  You will see these names appear when checking out and on your credit card statement.  Also, the YouCaring website does not take any portion of the donations Brian receives.  The funds will go directly to Brian's account, allowing him to use them as needed.

Thank you again for supporting our brother!
~Matt, Nick, Graham, & Sarah Ludmer

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 30, 2013

Posted on December 30, 2013

Hi everybody!

Just a quick update on the B-Train.  The healing process continues as we approach the new year.  Brian is increasingly mobile, utilizing his wheelchair of justice and crutches of fortitude to maneuver around.  We were able to get him on a plane and fly him home for the holidays, which we were all thankful for.  I had some regrets about the decision when he ate the last doughnut out of the box this morning, but other than that we are all excited to have him home!!

We continue to be thankful for all of the love and support we have recieved from family and friends.  Brian has been blown away with all of the visits, letters, phone calls, messenger pigeons, and of course, the amount of contributions to this website.  With your help we can rebuild him...we have the technology.  We have the capacity to make the world's first bionic man!  His next appointment is on the 6th out in LA, and we're all hoping for good news!

Thank you all again for your love and support, and we wish you all a heppy new year!

Posted on November 25, 2013

Posted on November 25, 2013

Dear friends-
Brian is gradually gaining strength and mobility at home. He is able now to independently transfer from bed to wheelchair , and can hop on one foot a few paces with his walker.  He has actually enjoyed a couple of wheelchair trips outside of his apartment with the help of friends and family!!! 
We are, as ever, grateful to the many friends who visit, bringing BOARD GAMES, DVDs,  Posters and cards, food, and so much love and support.   Mom, is still at his side, assisting with dressing changes,  medications, meals, laundry,  ... and will be his biggest cheerleader when PT begins in earnest.  Brian- you are forwarned!
As Thanksgiving approaches, Brian and his family are all counting our blessings. We are thankful Brian is with us, that his injuries were not more severe, that the outlook for recovery is good. Last but not least,  we are grateful for family, friends, and the strength that network provides. 

We wish you all the happiest of Thanksgivings!

Posted on November 16, 2013

Posted on November 16, 2013

Dear friends-

We are so happy and excited! Brian was released from the hospital yesterday afternoon and transported via ambulance to his apartment.  He will have visiting nurses to provide wound care, and physical therapy at home to maintain strength and learn to manage activities of daily living while in wheel chair. He will gradually transition to using a walker or crutches, but cannot put weight on his right leg for about two months.  His surgical sites continue to heal well and pain management is improved. 
Comming home is a huge step and we are so grateful to all the doctors, nurses, and staff at both UCLA and Kaiser for their professional expertise, comprehensive thinking, and caring approach.  We attribute Brian's survival and the eventual full recovery of the use of his leg to them. Brian will continue to thank them in person... but really, there are no words.
Thank you also to all Brian's supporters... you are a great source of support and encouragement. Love to all!   

About the Organizer

Report Fundraiser

Report Fundraiser

*Please report fraud and Terms of Service violations only. Personal disputes will not be reviewed.

* YouCaring will not use or share your phone number or other information for marketing purposes.



Grab Our Widget

Help Brian Get Back on his Feet

Grab Our Widget
Facebook Share Button