“Pretty damn lucky to be alive.”
Whether he’s lucky or it’s by the grace of God, Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall is indeed very fortunate to be alive. Hall shared an update of his condition on Thursday during his first public comments since he and his colleagues came under attack while reporting in Ukraine in March.
Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall gives health update following deadly Ukraine attack: 'I feel pretty damn lucky to be here'https://t.co/8KdfTEQgut
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 8, 2022
Two of Hall’s colleagues, veteran Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynovawere killed in the attack, leaving Hall to observe: “I feel pretty damn lucky to be here.”
Funeral held for Fox News cameraman who died in Ukraine https://t.co/bXOC50wtbq pic.twitter.com/9tf5YQQ5YQ
— The Hill (@thehill) March 30, 2022
As is the case in every war, we have seen account after account of courage and bravery under the most dangerous of conditions since the beginning of the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine. Hall’s experiences — and reaction to them and attitude about them— are among the most courageous. In a Thursday night tweet, as transcribed by Fox News, he revealed the gruesome extent of his injuries.
To sum it up, I’ve lost half a leg on one side and a foot on the other. One hand is being put together, one eye is no longer working, and my hearing is pretty blown… but all in all, I feel pretty damn lucky to be here — and it is the people who got me here who are amazing!
Hall also honored Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova, as he shared a photo of his fallen colleagues, which he graciously did before describing his own condition.
Its been over three weeks since the attack in Ukraine and I wanted to start sharing it all. But first I need to pay tribute to my colleagues Pierre and Sasha who didn’t make it that day. Pierre and I traveled the world together, working was his joy and his joy was infectious. RIP
Before Hall was injured and his colleagues killed, he reflected on the war going on around him.
This is not the media trying to drum up some emotional response. This is absolutely what’s happening. It is an absolute catastrophe. And the people caught in the middle are the ones who are really suffering.
Hall could not have known, of course, how close-up and personal that catastrophe would come to him — how it would forever change his life and the lives of the loved ones of his fallen comrades.
In today’s world of disgust with— and lack of trust in — the media, stories of incredible bravery, strength, and conviction like that of Benjamin Hall are worth stopping to ponder, for they are few and far between.
There still exist those who seek only truth; vs. those who seek only to promote their own narratives.
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