The Story Of A Brave Nurse Who Saved A Stranger In A Wheelchair During The Las Vegas Shooting

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As the dust is settling from the Las Vegas massacre, stories of heroism under fire are coming to light.

Lorisa Loy attended the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival with her daughter. When the gunshots began and people began to flee, she noticed George Cook, a wheelchair-bound fan struggling to find a path out of the chaos. He first instinct was to stand up and help him through the crowd. Her act of selflessness potentially saved George’s life.


A photographer snapped a now iconic picture of Loy helping Cook to safety.

“I see that l picture and think, ‘Oh my God, I’m standing up straight!'” Loy told “CBS This Morning”. “That kinda freaked me out, I can’t lie. But it’s ok. It’s all for the greater good.”

Cook is a single father with two children. “Maybe that’s why this person was sent to save me,” he said, “to be there for the kids.”

Whatever the reason, we can all be thankful that there are people like Lorisa Loy who put the lives of others before their own.

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