"I'm so amazed at the amazing people I've met, the prayers that have been said, and the heroes around me that actually, for the first time, I want to tell some of these really uplifting and uplifting stories."
Benjamin Hall is a reporter for Fox News. While covering the war in Ukraine, he came under fire from the Russian army on March 14, 2022. This experience turned his life upside down.
Interviewed by CBN News, Benjamin Hall affirms it, he now feels "much closer to God".
On the day of the tragedy, the journalist was on the outskirts of kyiv.
"We slowed down to a checkpoint, an abandoned checkpoint and as the car slowed down, that first bomb came out of nowhere. It came whistling from the sky, you know, landed about 30 feet away in front of us. And we quickly tried to back up, but a few seconds later the second bomb landed and that one landed right next to the car. And at that moment I lost consciousness. I know now that's when I had wounds in my face, shrapnel in my eyes and a big lump in my throat and I was almost gone."
“I was as close to death as I think it is possible to be, in complete and silent darkness,” he continues. That's when he heard his daughter's voice telling him to get out of the car.
And that is what he did. Just before a third bomb falls on the car. He loses consciousness, then, when he wakes up, becomes aware of his injuries.
"I'm on fire. My right leg is gone. My left foot is gone, mostly gone, and I'm putting out the flames and rolling around and trying to stop the fire. Nobody knew where we were. Nobody didn't know we got hit. And the cell phone wasn't picking up. So I was trying to get a phone signal and I couldn't. And that was the time when I, you know, you have to pray, you have to think, what am I going to do?'"
Finally, a Ukrainian special forces car passes on this road. Benjamin, who lost his right leg, his left foot and an eye, will be taken to a hospital in Kiev, then he will take a train to Poland, then an American helicopter will take him to Germany, where he will be treated in a center specializing in the care of polytraumatized soldiers returning from Afghanistan or Iraq. The journalist will complete his treatment in Texas.
Benjamin also evokes the support in prayer of thousands of people.
"Every day I received letters. I received messages in the mail and on social media from people across America, thousands of them willingly sending prayers or sending blessings. And every read one, it gave me a little bit more strength. And, you know, in many ways, I'm much closer to God now. I feel closer than before."
In his profession as a journalist, Benjamin Hall will now focus on new subjects. "I'm so amazed at the incredible people I've met, the prayers that have been said, and the heroes around me that actually, for the first time, I want to tell some of these really uplifting and uplifting stories," he said. he asserted.