His first fame came on a KC Jumbotron. His new mission began the night he was shot
Jimmy Faseler of Shawnee is now married with two children, Millie, who is 15 months old, and Charlie, almost 3. - Tammy Ljungblad/Kansas City Star/TNS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jimmy Faseler was already a little famous the night he almost died. But when an intruder shot him in his home, the donated blood that saved his life brought him even greater fame. That night in 2015, he had watched March Madness basketball with friends. Afterward, he walked up to his Independence house and knew right away something was wrong. Why were lights on with no one home? Why was the back door open? He walked in and knew instantly what was happening. The place was trashed. The TV and stereo equipment: gone. “I’m getting robbed!” Suddenly, one of the burglars appeared...