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Military Veteran Cooks BBQ Dinner For Vegas Shooting Survivors To Help Them Cope With Tragedy

by Lindsey Smith
Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.

In the aftermath of the tragic Las Vegas shooting, so many amazing stories of bravery and kindness have emerged. Countless strangers have put their own lives on hold in order to help others during such a terrible time.

Jeb Bozarth, a military veteran, is one of those nice people. About a week after the shooting, he invited Las Vegas survivors and their families over to his house for dinner.

“I felt if I could give back, maybe just through a barbecue, maybe just for a few moments help people get back to being normal if that is even a possibility anymore,” Jeb said.

Over a dozen people showed up to his home, where he treated them to delicious barbecue food as well as a few hours of laughter after such a tragic experience that will no doubt haunt them. “There’s not words to express what goes through my mind at any given moment,” said Kara Bozarth, who is not related to Jeb.

Coming from the military, Jeb knows about traumatic experiences and how these survivors could be triggered by anything to relive the horrible night of October 1, 2017. But he hopes that opening his home to these survivors, provided at least a bit of normalcy.

“There’s going to be nights of no sleep, there’s going to be things, a sound, a smell, a sight, that’s going to trigger a reaction, but I’m telling you, you will get through it,” he said.

If you’re looking to help the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, consider these seven ways you can lend a hand.

Footage provided by KTNV Las Vegas

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