Shooting Victim Appreciates Interest by the Media and He Asks for Time to Recover More Before Interviewing

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24-year old Ian Grillot (grill-it) is being called a hero for trying to stop a man who opened fire at an Olathe restaurant where he was watching basketball with friends. Grillot says he is grateful to be alive after being shot in the hand and chest.

Grillot appreciates the interest by the media in his story and needs time to recover.  He asked the Medical News Network at The University of Kansas Health System to record a short interview. In the video below, Grillot talks about what he remembers, how he is feeling now and a touching moment today when another victim who was shot stopped by his hospital room.  Grillot’s sisters have set up a site to raise money to offset his medical expenses.  This will be the last communication tonight regarding Grillot.  Media may check back tomorrow.