LAS VEGAS (NEWS10) – It’s exhausting to assume two individuals have been meant to return into one another’s lives.
When tragedy struck final weekend in Las Vegas, it introduced two concertgoers with ties to the Capital Area collectively.
Mikkena Parry by no means misses the Route ninety one Pageant.
It’s one thing she enjoys together with her family and friends yearly however this yr that occasion left her with scars she’ll have for the remainder of her life.
“I continually take into consideration the fifty nine folks that didn’t return residence and the way their households should really feel,” Parry stated.
Parry was emotional fascinated with the tragic occasions from final weekend.
“I really feel like that is all identical to a dream and simply sort of ready to get up.”
The 19-yr-previous whose initially from Prattsville, New York stays in Las Vegas hospital mattress after getting shot on the pageant.
“Everybody at first type of thought that it was simply somebody screwing round with firecrackers and everybody simply began operating.”
Mikkena and her boyfriend tried to get to security by hiding behind a trash can.
“He received on prime of me to cowl me from every little thing, however then we realized that like I had already gotten hit.”
With fast considering, he used their clothes to attempt to cease the bleeding.
On the similar time, Mikkena’s mother Stephanie was nervous sick about her daughter.
“I knew instantly when she didn’t name me instantly that one thing was incorrect.”
Little did she know, Mikkena was capable of finding assist coming throughout strangers with a pickup truck. They put her within the again and drove her to the hospital.
“We have been simply tremendous fortunate that he was there and he received her,” Stephanie stated.
Days later once they reunited, they have been shocked to study they’ve some shut connections that Ryan Guay, the person who helped save her life, is initially from Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
“We really feel prefer it was meant to be for them to assist us.”
It was nothing lower than destiny.
“I’m nonetheless making an attempt to think about how I might thank them for doing what they did.”
Mikkena continues to recuperate from a gunshot wound to her left arm that traveled to her stomach.
She has a fractured rib and the bullet will keep lodged behind one in every of her kidney’s for the remainder of her life.
Her mother hopes she will probably be launched from the hospital this weekend.