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. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-calabasas-educator-wounded-in-lax-shooting-20131101,0,3333976.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 www.BradyCampaign.org
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