In the face of darkness and tragedy, it’s easy to lose sight of all the good people in this world. Chris Mintz, an Army veteran and father, is one of those people.
The Washington Free Beacon reports that Mintz, a ten-year veteran, is recovering in a hospital after being shot 7 times while attempting to thwart the shooter who killed nine poeple at a community college in Oregon. Mintz, who is being hailed as a hero, tried to block the shooter from entering the classroom he was in and lunging toward him during the attack.
Mintz suffered severe injuries but is currently reported to be stable and conscious. Mintz has been in and out of surgery since the attack and will require more surgery as his recovery progresses. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover his hospital costs.
At the time of this writing, Chris’s GoFundMe page has raised over $180,000 from over 5,400 people. Chris’s act of bravery and the support nationwide that follows it are welcome reminders that the good in this world far outweighs the bad, even though it doesn’t often feel that way.
Cross-posted at DeneenBorelli.com