My life was forever changed on the night of July 20, 2012, during the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” The perpetrator entered the movie theater carrying a AR-15, a pump-action shotgun and two hand pistols. Twelve people were killed and 70 others were injured, 58 of them from gunfire including myself. At the time, the event had the largest number of victims (82) in one shooting in modern U.S. history.
I was shot twice and lost my left leg and nearly my right arm from the senseless shooting and incurred many other physical and mental injuries. I am forever changed from this horrific act, but I hope by sharing my story I can make some positive changes for other trauma victims.