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New Mom Gets Shot In The Back Shielding Cop Boyfriend From Bullets In Las Vegas Shooting

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

Summer Clyburn and her boyfriend, Michael Garcia, were attending the Route 91 Country Music Festival in Las Vegas over the weekend.

The event quickly turned into a nightmare, as a gunman fired into the crowd of country music fans with an automatic rifle. The incident has become the deadliest mass shooting in US history, with 59 dead and 500 injured as of this writing.

The horrific tragedy will leave an indelible mark on those affected, and also on every American who mourns and grieves for their fellow citizens. If you’re feeling helpless, here’s a list of seven ways you can help the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

There is little or no silver lining to what happened, but we can still grasp for a sense of hope in humanity when we look at the resilience of those who were hurt most. Summer and Michael’s story reveals the truest form of bravery. When lives were at risk, this mother took control of a difficult situation and put her life on the line to save another.

Read below to see why people are calling Summer a hero.

Summer Clyburn  and her boyfriend, Michael Garcia, were attending the Route 91 country music festival, which took a tragic turn when a gunman opened fire on the concertgoers.

Among those injured were Summer and Michael, though their story is a testament of how unthinkable tragedy can reveal the unwavering heroism of human beings.

The couple had just welcomed a baby girl three months earlier. There are few mothers who wouldn’t fiercely protect their loved ones, but what Summer did in these extreme circumstances has everyone calling her a hero.

Michael, a police officer, was struck in the head by one of the bullets. Summer immediately wrapped her body around her beloved beau to shield him. The mother was shot in the back protecting her loved one.

The act of courage may have been what saved Michael’s life. After a successful surgery, he is in critical but stable condition and is expected to make a recovery.

A GoFundMe was created for the couple and has already raised over $60,000 for their $75,000 goal.

“The love between those two are real, and they are new parents and new parents shouldn’t be going through this. I want to raise money to help with any medical bills and general bills and necessities so they don’t have to worry,” their friend wrote.

Although she was shot in the back, Summer was able to walk out of the hospital. A viral photo of her was taken as she held her dear baby with a bandaged gunshot wound.

Please SHARE this heroine’s unthinkable act of courage with your family and friends on Facebook.

Note: If you would like to donate to Summer and Michael’s fundraiser, please visit their GoFundMe page.