While trying to protect her boyfriend a brave mom was shot in the back. Her boyfriend was hit in the head during the Las Vegas shooting yesterday.
Summer and her partner Michael Gracia, with her three month old baby girl, went to attend the country music festival on the Vegas Strip and they were caught up in the attack, which left 59 dead and 500 injured after gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowds.
Both of them were rushed to the hospital, where Summer was treated for a gunshot to her back and Michael, a police officer from California, was given emergency surgery for his head injury.
The Mirror reported that he is in a critical but stable condition, following the surgery.
An image of brave Summer showed her walking through hospital, with a dressing on her back and carrying her little girl. The image was shared on Facebook by a friend of the couple with the caption: “Shot gun wound and still being the best mom.”
“Mind you, that bullet is shattered inside of her and unable to be removed.
I admire you more than you’ll ever know and I am so grateful for you and your love for LeahcimAicarg (Michael).
“I love you guys and will ALWAYS be by your sides.”
— Gigi Graciette (@GigiGraciette) October 2, 2017
Common friends of the couple said that after Michael was shot in the head, Summer desperately tried to cover his body with her own, and ended up receiving a shot to the back.
They have also set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for the couple’s medical bills and other expenses.
The page states: “Michael Gracia (Mikey), fellow bearcat from class of 2011, was shot last night at the Vegas shooting, which is the biggest massacre in the United States to date. Michael was shot in the head and was taken to surgery where it was successful but he’s going to have a long road of recovery.
“Summer, his girlfriend and mother of his child, covered him while he was hurt, which got her shot as well. 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 .
“Please help as much as you can – even a prayer works.”
The page has received $59,171 (£44,656) in donations since being set up.