Find My LV Hero is a Facebook page created specifically for the victims of the Las Vegas Massacre with the intent to help connect individuals with their heroic rescuers who helped them to shelter or saved their lives by giving medical assistance and or transport to local hospitals.
To date, the Facebook page has connected ten people to their rescuers.
Currently the site has reached 113,727 viewers interested in helping individuals find their heroes and has connected close to 20 victims with heroes.
The site numbers almost doubled after local news stations KSNV and KTNV aired stories, in addition to KOLD in Tucson, AZ, and are expected to increase as more media outlets assist in the search.
The page currently has 83 victims and rescuers looking for the persons that helped them or they themselves helped.
Chris Gillman, a Washington resident was attending the Route 91 concert in Las Vegas when shots fired into the crowd of concert attendees.
She was critically wounded when a bullet punctured her spleen, kidneys, also affecting her ribs and vertebrae. Luckily, a couple standing close to her acted fast, compressed her wounds and got her medical attention at local trauma hospital UMC saving her life.
Gillman was never able to get their contact information to properly thank them during the traumatic moments of that event, and this was something that was troubling her while she recovered in her hospital room.
She was informed that there was a site started to help people like her find their heroes called Find My LV Hero on Facebook so she reached out to the site manager Ashton Zyer for help.
With the help of KTNV in Las Vegas, her story was aired and her heroes recognized her from a photo she posted on the Facebook page of her in a pair of shorts she wore that night. Gillman says she cannot express the relief she felt when she spoke to her heroes and says they are “forever bonded.”
“If I hadn’t found my heroes it would have haunted me, my whole life,” says Gillman.
Now she feels that she can fully focus on healing and moving on from this tragic event. Because of Find My LV Hero, Chris is looking forward to reuniting with her heroes in December, for an in-person thank you.
Anyone can post to Find My LV Hero in the community section of the page or by leaving a message with the site manager, Ashton Zyer.
“We want all the victims who are grateful for their heroes to have the same opportunity to thank them and connect with them beyond that tragic night,” says Zyer.
Help spread the word and connect them by liking and sharing the Facebook page Find My LV Hero, which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/findmylvhero/. Please share on your station website and, if possible, create a live feature story in order to get the word out in your community.
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SOURCE: Find My LV Hero
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