Updated:COBB COUNTY, Ga. —
The FedEx security guard shot during a rampage at the Kennesaw facility in April is finally home.
Christopher Sparkman’s wife, Jamie Lynn, posted a new photo and statement on her Facebook page Saturday.
The post says, “This man has overcome. On Thursday, I finally got to bring my man home.”
Sparkman has been in the hospital since Geddy Kramer shot him on April 29. Kramer then shot and killed himself.
Sparkman has been through more than 20 surgeries to date and still has more to go.
“We were surrounded with joy & applause from the staff of Wellstar Kennestone Hospital as we walked out of the same trauma hallway that we both came in on April 29, 2014. 73 days, 21 trips to the OR, and one walk out that has changed our lives - he is finally ready to rest/heal at home for the next six months until the final operation,” said Jamie Lynn.
Earlier posts on her website said that final operation will be a reconstructive surgery on his small bowel and abdominal region. He is expected to have that surgery after Christmas.
In a post on June 8, Jamie Lynn said that means Sparkman will have to continue his diet of “IV food, ice chips, sips of water, and the occasional popsicle” until he heals.
“This season of our lives won't be easy, it won't be quick, but we will endure and press on,” said Saturday’s post.
The couple celebrated both Christopher’s 29th birthday and their first wedding anniversary while he was in the hospital.