Vigil held Saturday for girl injured in Montevallo shooting

HELENA, Ala. (WIAT) — Ben George will never forget the phone call he received on a recent Tuesday night.

It was the phone call a parent never wants to receive – that something had happened to one of their children.

On that Tuesday night, he received a call that his 20-year-old daughter, Lauren George, had been shot.

“There’s no words to describe it,” Ben George said. “It seems surreal. It’s like a nightmare that you think you’re going to wake up from and you don’t, and it’s like a rollercoaster and really hard to describe the emotion.”

By Wednesday, Lauren was in a coma.

Just days later, at a vigil for Lauren held Saturday night, Ben was still emotional. However, it was a different type of emotion.

He’s grateful because his daughter woke up from her coma.

According to Ben, doctors can’t explain how she is making such a remarkable recovery, but he says his family is thankful.

He says he’s thankful for the people who have prayed for his daughter and is truly humbled by the number of people that came out to pray for her.

He asks that people continue to pray for Lauren in her time of recovery.


2014 WIAT-TV CBS42

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