Obama Shares Incredible Story Of Woman Who Saved Her Best Friend’s Life In Aurora Shooting [VIDEO]
1:15 pm, July 23rd | by Amy Tennery
As more details unfold from the horrific Aurora movie theater shooting, we’re all faced with a mixture of shock, grief and disbelief. And, amid the horrendous stories from inside the theater, there are also tales of gut-wrenching heroics. There are the stories of Alex Teves and Matthew Robert McQuinn, who each threw themselves in front of their girlfriends during the attack, saving their loved ones’ lives — and in the process losing their own.
And today, President Obama shared the story of Stephanie Davies, a 21-year-old woman who put her life at risk and saved her best friend.
During an address on the Aurora shooting, Obama explained that he had met Davies, and her 19-year-old best friend Allie Young, who was shot almost immediately after the attack began.
From Obama’s address:
“When the gunman initially came in and threw the canisters, he threw them only a few feet away from Allie and Stephanie, who were watching the film. Allie stood up, seeing that she might need to do something or at least warn the other people who were there. And she was immediately shot. She was shot in the neck and it punctured a vein and immediately she started spurting blood. And apparently, as she dropped down on the floor, Stephanie — 21 years old — had the presence of mind to drop down on the ground with her, pull her out of the aisle, place her fingers over where Allie had been wounded and apply pressure the entire time, while the gunman was still shooting.
Allie told Stephanie she needed to run; Stephanie refused to go. Instead, with her other hand, called 911 with her cell phone.”
Allie is expected to make a full recovery — and Stephanie got a hug from the President of the United States. Awesome.
Watch Obama’s address here: