Help Griff Recover

On the morning of January 23rd, our cousin, nephew and friend, Griffen Ives, was victim to the worst attack in Benton history.

Griffen was shot in the chest, one of several Marshall County High School students who were caught in gunfire that morning.

He was rushed to Marshall County Hospital and then airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. After a scary 48 hours and two surgeries, Griffen is recovering. We are so thankful for the medical teams and surgeons at both hospitals.

We, as family and friends of the Ives, have set up this page to assist Griffen in his recovery.

He will have a long road ahead and we want to alleviate some of the medical costs the Ives family will incur. We know how hard Kurt and Stephanie work for their boys and they would never ask for help. When friends, students and family members started asking about a GoFundMe for him, we knew what we had to do.

This is for you Griff.

Please feel free to donate any amount. Even just a prayer or Facebook share if you can’t donate. You have no idea how much the prayers and donations mean to them. God is good and we are so blessed to have Griffen wake up and smile this morning. We thank you for all your prayers and support.


***We are Downing family members (Ruoffs from Texas; Downings, Grays, Millers and Parks from Benton) on his mother's side of the family. All funds will be deposited into the CFSB account created this week for Griffen to be used towards medical and recovery bills.****

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Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 27 mos
  • Telesa McCrory 
    • $800 
    • 27 mos
  • Jacqueline Lewis 
    • $20 
    • 27 mos
  • Elizabeth Cothran 
    • $50 
    • 27 mos
  • Taylor Cothran 
    • $50 
    • 27 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Erin K. Ruoff 
Organizer
Benton, KY
Stephanie Ives 
Beneficiary
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