Friday, February 12, 2010

One Man's Stupidity Unveils Another's Courage

Thanks to Deolexrex for sending me the link to this article.

The words of Glen Rhodes as reported on the CarteachO blog:

I was shot point blank in the chest Friday the 13th of July 2007, the bullet entered near the front edge of my left armpit about 4 in. to the left of my left nipple and about 2 in above it. The bullet traveled through my left lung destroying about 30% of it then the bullet nicked my aorta and heart sack it then ricocheted of of the inside front of my ribcage. It then tore through my diaphragm leaving a 3 in by 2 in hole in my diaphragm. From there it tore through my stomach destroying 3 acid ducts and causing me to lose about 20% of my stomach. From there the bullet nicked my liver and spleen then it traveled through the back third of my spinal cord canal from about the middle of T11 on my left side to about the middle of T12 where it exited my spinal canal and traveled about another inch to my right parallel with the skin of my back and came to rest. The bullet was a Speer Gold dot 9mm that was fired from a Glock model 17.

Read the full story for the circumstances of the shooting, who saved his life (a fantastic side story), the tragic consequences of one careless moment, and the courage, objectivity and forgiveness wrapped up in the heart of one incredible warrior:

A Cautionary Tale for Shooters

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