A Fox News reporter released a shocking montage of his recovery from the Russian bombing in Ukraine, which left him without a leg, unable to use his hand, and unable to see in one eye.
Benjamin Hall, 40, rejoiced at his progress on Saturday, almost a year after he was beaten while reporting in war-torn Kiev at the start of the war on March 14.
He posted a series of photos on Instagram showing his comeback – after he started treatment in Poland and was transferred to a hospital in Texas.
The montage opens with Hall being lifted onto a hospital bed with the help of several people shortly after the attack, and leads to recent photos of him wearing a synthetic leg playing golf.
Hall survived the bombing that killed two other journalists.
Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall released a shocking montage of his recovery after the March 14 Russian bombing in Ukraine
Hall, 40, celebrated his progress on Saturday by posting a montage of his recovery accompanied by Rusted Root’s hit song “Send Me on My Way.”
The heartbreaking montage shows Hall’s ups and downs of recovery. At the beginning of the video, soldiers were seen transporting him on a plane while dancing in the background.
Other photos include FaceTime conversations with his wife and three daughters, his journey through physical therapy, and the moment he returned home to celebrate his 40th birthday.
“Try to get a little better every day, and you’ll get where you want to go,” Hall wrote in the Instagram caption.
In January, Hall returned to the air 10 months after narrowly surviving the attack that killed two colleagues. At that point, Hall’s team came under Russian barrage of shells.
Veteran Fox cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski, a 55-year-old Irishman, and local Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Kuvshynova, 24, were killed.
During his return to the air, Hall told his Fox News colleagues that he felt “more confident than ever.”
Hall urged others in similar situations to “never give up,” saying that adversity can be overcome “no matter how painful something is.”
In the attack, Hall lost the use of one eye and hand. He also lost part of his leg. He is seen above at the beginning of his recovery
The heartbreaking montage shows Hall’s ups and downs of recovery. In one photo, he can be seen undergoing physical therapy with his synthetic leg
Other photos include Facetime conversations with his wife and three daughters, his journey through physical therapy and the moment he returned home to celebrate his 40th birthday
Hall was seen making the most of his experience in the hospital, showing off glasses that appeared to be for an exam
Hall smiled through most of the photos as he made progress in his recovery. He is seen above being treated on his working leg
Recent photos showed Hall playing golf with his new synthetic leg. He previously said, “Try to get a little better every day, and you’ll get where you want to go”
Hall was seen in a wheelchair making his way through the supermarket with a smile on his face
During his recovery period, Hall wrote a book about his experiences, Saved: A War Reporter’s Mission to Make It Home
Irish cinematographer Pierre Zakrewski along with producer Oleksandra Kurshynova died in the attack. They both worked with Hall
Hall wrote a book about his experiences, Saved: A War Reporter’s Mission to Make It Home. The book is expected to be released on March 23 near its one-year attack anniversary.
“I think when you’ve been through something like I’ve been through, the highs, the lows, you’ve got to have a target, you’ve got to have something to fight for,” Hall said.
Hall’s book is out March 23
“And this is it, trying to come back, trying to talk to you, trying to be on the air and trying to tell people the stories, so maybe it can help them.”
‘I have one leg, I have no feet, I see through one eye, one workable hand. I was completely burned and I feel strong, I feel more confident than ever.’
Hall said the thought of his daughters kept him going.
“If you need to know that there’s something good on the other side, that if you work hard, if you put yourself out there to get somewhere and you don’t stop getting there, you’re going to get it and no matter how painful something is, no no matter how hard it is,” he said.
“If you really want it and you have the support to do it, you will get there, never give up. Never assume it’s all over. It’s in you and it’s always good on the other side.’
He added, “I think you learn a lot through things like this. And I’m surrounded by so many great people, that’s why I’m here today and looking forward to everything that’s to come.”
According to HarperCollins, Hall will write about his past experiences in Syria and Afghanistan, his decision to return to a war zone “one last time” when he agreed to report from Ukraine and the extraordinary efforts to save his life. .
Hall is pictured on his wedding day in 2015 alongside wife Alicia Meller. The two share three children
Hall has three daughters with his wife Alicia Meller, an Australian fashion businesswoman