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Joshua Nowlan

My life was forever changed on the night of July 12, 2012, during the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” The perpetrator entered the movie theater carrying a AR-15 pump-action shotgun and two hand pistols. Thus began the worst night, killing 12 and severely injuring 58 others, including myself.

I 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, and I hope sharing my story can make changes for other trauma victims.

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