Ian's Road to Recovery

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Maggie Grillot  OLATHE, KS
February 22nd, Wednesday night- Ian found himself in the wrong place trying to be a helping hand. Ian stood up for two people being mistreated by a man who was in the wrong. Said man left and later returned to Austins Bar and Grill to open fire. Ian thought all rounds were done and tried to go after the man. This resulted in Ian being shot.
He's going to have a lengthy recovery road and is already worried about how he will afford it which is the last thing he needs.
Please help him to not worry about these bills.
Thank you,
❤️ His Sisters.
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Update 3
Posted by Maggie Grillot
27 days ago
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Hello friends, family, and everyone supporting Ian.

Thank you for your outpouring support. We are beyond thankful for your kind words and well wishes for Ian.

Ian is recouping but still has a long road ahead. Ian made his living working with his hands. That is now gone and we still don't know if full use of his hand will return. Ian has a long road ahead of rehabilitation, possible additional surgeries, creating a new way of living and providing for himself, not to mention the emotional damage this tragedy has created.
At this point- my mother and I will maintain control of Ian's funding to lessen his stress. His fund will be withdrawn by myself and passed over to him when he is more stable.

We thank you all for your continued prayers. Bless you all.
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Update 2
Posted by Maggie Grillot
29 days ago
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For a long time I've been trying to decide what kind of update would be most appropriate for my brother. Any thoughts I can compile just don't seem enough.
Much like most sibling relationships- my siblings and I don't always get along. My being the oldest however, my top priorities were always my younger siblings and having their best interest.
My brother is caring. He would give the shirt off his back or last $5 to a total stranger. He knows anything and everything about fish and other small creatures. He loves trying to cook. Yes I said trying- I'll always be the better cook ;) he loves spending time with his family and friends. Playing cards or enjoying a sporting game. He's stubborn and hard headed. He's determined and passionate. He's the biggest pain in my butt at times but he's also one of the first people to come to my rescue if I need him.
I've received many inquiries as to if this account is real. If it is for him. Why I keep upping the goal, etc.
Yes, this account is indeed real. Yes, I'm his older sister.
Yes, all proceeds are for him. As for the changing goals. The first couple of increases were due to the finances and reality of what is actually going to be needed. I still don't have actual numbers. But more importantly- I keep having requests to change the goal. Requests from people wanting to help Ian and to show support. For that- I will continue to do so.
The amount of love and compassion and support my family has received has been more than incredible and more than we could have ever hoped for.
Ian is not a hero. Ian was simply doing what he knew he had to do. What we were raised to do. Stand up for those who need it. Do the right thing no matter how difficult it is.
From the bottom of my heart and my family's, we appreciate all of the love, support, donations, and kind words. They have been so incredibly overwhelming and appreciated. The last thing wanted is for my brother to worry about medical expenses and the what if's this difficult situation is creating.

Again.
Thank you.
For everything.
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Update 1
Posted by Maggie Grillot
1 month ago
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Jean Cumbie
1 month ago

Thank you for standing up to hate! I hope people follow your example. You literally took a bullet for a stranger because they were being persecuted. You are a shining example of humanity.

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Dalton Wintrode
1 month ago

Wow all of these people who are donating are amazing. And coming from a family friend. And a brother. I just want to thank everyone. I can't speak for the family but I'm speaking as a friend

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Karen Manherz Powell
1 month ago

I'm feeling bad for the other two guys who don't have nearly as much money in their gofundme account and appear to have worse injuries. I can't put a link here but hopefully people will contribute there. Definitely praying for Ian as well.

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Sravan Kumar Burla
1 month ago

Such a brave heart! Thanks for saving a fellow human beings life who is a friend, a hunband, a son and soon to be a dad! Speechless for an incredible act Ian! I wish you a speedy recovery.

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Manoj Kumar
1 month ago

Wishing for a speedy recovery Ian. People like you, who stand up for others and try to help is what makes this country great..

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Shailendra Singh
1 month ago

Ian, You are an amazingly brave person. You have personified the real America, we all know and love. I wish you a speedy recovery and thank you, your parents and family for the values you have.

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Gunjan Pagán
1 month ago

Ian- THANK YOU! As a female US Navy veteran of Indian decent, I thank you and salute you for your service to humanity! Thank you for standing up to hate and bigotry. You didn't have to put your own life in danger to help strangers, but you did. That speaks volumes about your character and courage. I wish you a speedy recovery. If only we had more humans like you, this cruel world would be a better place. Good luck! Hugs! ❤️

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Bj Martinez
1 month ago

Hi Ian, You don't know me but I wanted to say "thank you with all my heart" for being there, for standing up for those two guys at the bar and grill. What a kind-hearted thing to do for another human being. I work for Garmin and I'm greatly saddened by the hatred of this man who shot the three of you. I don't know the extent of your injuries but I truly hope and pray that you recover quickly. I know the emotional aspect will take much longer for everyone involved. All of this breaks my heart. I don't know what else to say except that I hope you're up and around real soon. Take good care of yourself.

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Jordan Trumbull
1 month ago

Also apply for KS victims assistance right away . All families involved Thank you for not being a bystander. Your a hero for what you did . My heart and prayers go out to all

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Norma Jean
1 month ago

Sorry I can't help finacially, but God is good & I will keep him in my prayers

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Sharath Pallemoni
1 month ago

Ian Grillot, YOU are the America I know and love, the America that is ALWAYS compassionate, caring, and welcoming, the America that I willingly gave up a country for - Thank You!

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Soda Hedd
19 days ago

Hey guys im Sodahedd a music producer. Im in a record label called Diamond Records. we are having a launch party in August 2018 in LA near Venice Beach. The top TWO DONATORS get to win a free trip to LA with the record label and come hangout with us at the hotel afterwards. Please help us. we really appreciate it :D

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Daniel Jacob
1 month ago

You are a true American, Mr. Grillot. God speed in your recovery. Hope you catch a nice, big fish very soon.

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Ashley Grillot
1 month ago

We're so proud of your bravery, Ian! Get well soon!

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Susheel Athmakuri
1 month ago

You are a HERO Ian. Get well soon! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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Naveen Nune
1 month ago

An Angel got hurt by satan. He tried to stop evil trying to protect the vulnerable. A True Hero. Manifestation of the age old quote 'The true measure of a democracy is the way it treats its minorities

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Vani Prasad
1 month ago

Thank you Ian for standing up for these two young people. I hope you recover quickly and fully. I admire your courage, and your love for fellow human beings. God bless you! Vani.

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Harish Reddy
1 month ago

A true hero you are. Get well soon brother...

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Denise Ayers
1 month ago

Ian is in my thoughts & prayers. What a brave gesture made for a couple of complete strangers! Bless you, Ian. Thank you for your bravery & courage. I wish you a speedy recovery.

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Ismail Suhail Penukonda
1 month ago

Ian... You are a Hero.

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Ian, thanks for showing such bravery. God bless you.

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Jean Cumbie
1 month ago

Thank you for standing up to hate! I hope people follow your example. You literally took a bullet for a stranger because they were being persecuted. You are a shining example of humanity.

+ Read More
Dalton Wintrode
1 month ago

Wow all of these people who are donating are amazing. And coming from a family friend. And a brother. I just want to thank everyone. I can't speak for the family but I'm speaking as a friend

+ Read More
Karen Manherz Powell
1 month ago

I'm feeling bad for the other two guys who don't have nearly as much money in their gofundme account and appear to have worse injuries. I can't put a link here but hopefully people will contribute there. Definitely praying for Ian as well.

+ Read More
Sravan Kumar Burla
1 month ago

Such a brave heart! Thanks for saving a fellow human beings life who is a friend, a hunband, a son and soon to be a dad! Speechless for an incredible act Ian! I wish you a speedy recovery.

+ Read More
Manoj Kumar
1 month ago

Wishing for a speedy recovery Ian. People like you, who stand up for others and try to help is what makes this country great..

+ Read More
Shailendra Singh
1 month ago

Ian, You are an amazingly brave person. You have personified the real America, we all know and love. I wish you a speedy recovery and thank you, your parents and family for the values you have.

+ Read More
Gunjan Pagán
1 month ago

Ian- THANK YOU! As a female US Navy veteran of Indian decent, I thank you and salute you for your service to humanity! Thank you for standing up to hate and bigotry. You didn't have to put your own life in danger to help strangers, but you did. That speaks volumes about your character and courage. I wish you a speedy recovery. If only we had more humans like you, this cruel world would be a better place. Good luck! Hugs! ❤️

+ Read More
Bj Martinez
1 month ago

Hi Ian, You don't know me but I wanted to say "thank you with all my heart" for being there, for standing up for those two guys at the bar and grill. What a kind-hearted thing to do for another human being. I work for Garmin and I'm greatly saddened by the hatred of this man who shot the three of you. I don't know the extent of your injuries but I truly hope and pray that you recover quickly. I know the emotional aspect will take much longer for everyone involved. All of this breaks my heart. I don't know what else to say except that I hope you're up and around real soon. Take good care of yourself.

+ Read More
Jordan Trumbull
1 month ago

Also apply for KS victims assistance right away . All families involved Thank you for not being a bystander. Your a hero for what you did . My heart and prayers go out to all

+ Read More
Norma Jean
1 month ago

Sorry I can't help finacially, but God is good & I will keep him in my prayers

+ Read More
Sharath Pallemoni
1 month ago

Ian Grillot, YOU are the America I know and love, the America that is ALWAYS compassionate, caring, and welcoming, the America that I willingly gave up a country for - Thank You!

+ Read More
Soda Hedd
19 days ago

Hey guys im Sodahedd a music producer. Im in a record label called Diamond Records. we are having a launch party in August 2018 in LA near Venice Beach. The top TWO DONATORS get to win a free trip to LA with the record label and come hangout with us at the hotel afterwards. Please help us. we really appreciate it :D

+ Read More
Daniel Jacob
1 month ago

You are a true American, Mr. Grillot. God speed in your recovery. Hope you catch a nice, big fish very soon.

+ Read More
Ashley Grillot
1 month ago

We're so proud of your bravery, Ian! Get well soon!

+ Read More
Susheel Athmakuri
1 month ago

You are a HERO Ian. Get well soon! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

+ Read More
Naveen Nune
1 month ago

An Angel got hurt by satan. He tried to stop evil trying to protect the vulnerable. A True Hero. Manifestation of the age old quote 'The true measure of a democracy is the way it treats its minorities

+ Read More
Vani Prasad
1 month ago

Thank you Ian for standing up for these two young people. I hope you recover quickly and fully. I admire your courage, and your love for fellow human beings. God bless you! Vani.

+ Read More
Harish Reddy
1 month ago

A true hero you are. Get well soon brother...

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Denise Ayers
1 month ago

Ian is in my thoughts & prayers. What a brave gesture made for a couple of complete strangers! Bless you, Ian. Thank you for your bravery & courage. I wish you a speedy recovery.

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Ismail Suhail Penukonda
1 month ago

Ian... You are a Hero.

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