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Family of guard shot at UC Hospital starts fundraiser for his recovery

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Posted at 11:38 PM, Jan 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 05:24:14-05

CINCINNATI -- Anthony Faulk's actions the day he was shot were "nothing short of heroic," according to Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac, but the security officer faces an uphill struggle to recover from his injuries.

Faulk was one of the security guards on duty Dec. 21 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center's psychiatric emergency room when 20-year-old Isaiah Currie entered and opened fire, struggling briefly with Faulk before shooting him twice in the torso and fatally shooting himself in the lobby. 

Isaac asked after the incident that "everyone keeps (Faulk) in their prayers." 

Faulk's daughters, Quesha Trenea and Annesha Renea Ward, hope the public will find the ability to do more than pray for their father. Ward created a GoFundMe to raise money for the cost of his treatment and rehabilitation as he recovers from his injuries.

"Our family has been touched by the outpouring of support that we have received from the community," Ward wrote. "My father is a great dad and a hard working man. He has children and grandchildren that love him very much."

The fundraiser had received $1,790 in donations by Wednesday night.

"He will be OK," Quesha Trenea said of her father. "What others can do to help is, you know, continue to pray for him and donate because he does have a lengthy recovery and still have a household and everything to maintain."