Imagine someone you love as an innocent bystander being shot in the middle of car-to-car gunfire. This happened to a Rockford man and now his family is asking for help.

Richard "Dick" Griffin and his wife were driving home from dinner when two cars shot at each other. According to the GoFundMe post,

April 5, 2017, Richard and Marsha were driving home from dinner when they unknowingly drove upon two rival drug dealers having a shootout while driving down the road. The first bullet went through the front window and missed both of them...the second struck Richard in the head.

Richard was rushed to the hospital, rushed to surgery, and remains in a coma on a ventilator while his family anxiously waits for him to wake up.

The doctors said he wouldn't make it through the night. He had numerous complications initially, especially with the severe brain swelling. However, Richard is still with us and fighting harder than ever.

Dick has a long road of recovery ahead of him but his family is optimistic.

We have seen some hopeful signs that he will wake up and be able to be weaned off the ventilator, however, brain injuries are unpredictable. We are still asking for prayers for his healing and recovery.

The goal of the GoFundMe campaign is $150,000 with just shy of $2,000 raised in the first three days since being posted on April 24th.

Richard Griffin GoFundMe

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