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Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:19 PM

 

Just learned we have a family member who was shot at the Los Vegas shooting.

She is alive in the hospital.

Not a religious person I don't offer thoughts and prayers yet I don't have the words to say to her.

Can't say "so sorry" or hope you get well. She will live with this tragedy the rest of her life. She is in her 30's.

I just am at a loss

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Reply Just learned we have a family member who was shot at the Los Vegas shooting. (Original post)
wasupaloopa Oct 2017 OP
monmouth4 Oct 2017 #1
B2G Oct 2017 #2
Hugin Oct 2017 #3
LuckyCharms Oct 2017 #4
niyad Oct 2017 #5
wasupaloopa Oct 2017 #12
get the red out Oct 2017 #6
LiberalLoner Oct 2017 #7
Arkansas Granny Oct 2017 #8
Watchfoxheadexplodes Oct 2017 #9
sinkingfeeling Oct 2017 #10
Dem_4_Life Oct 2017 #11
highplainsdem Oct 2017 #13
calimary Oct 2017 #14
NastyRiffraff Oct 2017 #15
More_Cowbell Oct 2017 #16
wasupaloopa Oct 2017 #20
Greybnk48 Oct 2017 #17
MineralMan Oct 2017 #18
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2017 #19
bdamomma Oct 2017 #21
gopiscrap Oct 2017 #22
arthritisR_US Oct 2017 #23
wryter2000 Oct 2017 #24
wasupaloopa Oct 2017 #35
wryter2000 Oct 2017 #37
politicaljunkie41910 Oct 2017 #25
wasupaloopa Oct 2017 #34
AJT Oct 2017 #26
BootinUp Oct 2017 #27
mcar Oct 2017 #28
IronLionZion Oct 2017 #29
KT2000 Oct 2017 #30
Solly Mack Oct 2017 #31
mfcorey1 Oct 2017 #32
Silver Gaia Oct 2017 #33
hibbing Oct 2017 #36
KY_EnviroGuy Oct 2017 #38
DesertRat Oct 2017 #39
Ken Burch Oct 2017 #40
tibbir Oct 2017 #41
freddyvh Oct 2017 #42
samnsara Oct 2017 #46
freddyvh Oct 2017 #51
democrank Oct 2017 #43
vkkv Oct 2017 #44
samnsara Oct 2017 #45
raven mad Oct 2017 #47
pwb Oct 2017 #48
Ilsa Oct 2017 #49
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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:20 PM

1. Heartfelt thoughts to you and yours at this time. n/t

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:21 PM

2. Well I'll offer mine.

 

I'm so sorry...wishing her a rapid mental and physical healing.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:22 PM

3. Sometimes, it's best not to say anything more than you're there for her.

Now, and in the future.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:25 PM

4. I'm so very sorry.

The best thing to do is to tell her that you are there for her, no matter what. tell her that you don't know what to say, but that she has your love and support.

Since so many were affected, I had a feeling that someone on DU would be close to someone who was shot.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:26 PM

5. there are no words, but let us know if there is anything we can do.

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:36 PM

12. We live in CA and going to Las Vegas is something all of us in the family do regularly

 

and I don't think we will ever go in the future without thinking about this event.

It will never be as fun as it was.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:26 PM

6. Just Awful

I hope she recovers as well as is possible to do. I can't even imagine how terrible it has to be for someone to be a victim in something like this.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:28 PM

7. Im so sorry.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:29 PM

8. I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope she makes a full and speedy recovery.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:29 PM

9. How horrible

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:33 PM

10. I hope there will be free counseling for people who were there.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:35 PM

11. I am so sorry...

Just telling her you love her and be a presence when she needs and wants visitors and loved ones around her.

Hugs to you and your family members too.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:38 PM

13. I'm so sorry. Prayers for her, and for you and all your family.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:42 PM

14. Awww, man,

I can't even begin to imagine how you're feeling. Thank God she's alive.

Deeply appreciate your sharing this with us - the sense of community here really can buoy you up and help you get through this. My only thought these days is about how desperately I wish I could turn time back.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:44 PM

15. I'm very sorry

It brings it home; real people: sisters, cousins, brothers, nieces, nephews, parents, sons, daughters were caught in a senseless tragedy.

Of course you're at a loss. We all feel helpless.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:50 PM

16. I'd just ask her if there's anything I can do

If she doesn't live there but was just visiting, she might need more clothes. She might have a pet at home who needs food or water. She might need a phone charger or help contacting people like her work. She might want you to post on her social media that she's okay but in the hospital.

I was hospitalized unexpectedly once, and anxious about things like that.

I hope she'll be okay.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:54 PM

20. It is on facebook that she is in the hospital. She lives in Moreno Valley CA.

 

Some of us are going there today.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:51 PM

17. So sorry! I hope she's ok!

Our niece (50 y/o) was there with group of women friends too, but she's fine. She and a few of her friends had gone back to the hotel due to an early flight out in the a.m. The one's that stayed at the concert were not injured either.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:52 PM

18. I'm so sorry to hear that.

I hope your family member recovers fully.

My nephew and his wife were at that concert, but left early, before the shooting started. It is a small world.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:53 PM

19. So sorry to hear.

But so many people were killed and wounded that an awful lot of us are going to know someone involved.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:56 PM

21. Just another innocent person

who was a victim in a horrendous act of terror.



this has got to stop.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:56 PM

22. OMG I am so sorry to hear this

my thoughts and prayers are with you along with my good healing wishes along with my rage and consternation that we have to live through this sort of stuff in our country

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:59 PM

23. Damn I'm sorry to hear this but thankful she's one of

the recovering

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 03:02 PM

24. She may need counseling

Did she lose anyone (friend, colleague) in the shooting? If so, she may feel guilty she survived.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #24)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 04:01 PM

35. I don't know any more than she was shot. I don't know who she was with or if anyone

 

she knows was hurt.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #35)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 04:16 PM

37. I'm so sorry

Tell her hundreds (maybe thousands) of people at DU are pulling for her.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 03:11 PM

25. Even if you're not a religious person you can tell her and her family members that your thoughts are

with her and that would be the truth since she's obviously on your mind. No one will hold it against you because you're not 'religious'. You are 'human' and humans have empathy and that is what you are displaying so you can express your emotions without feeling hypocritic because you're not 'religious'. Religious people don't have a monopoly on the right or ability to be empathetic or express their sadness when a loved one or a family member has been harmed. Now give her or her family a call and tell her you're so sorry that this happened to hear, it is tragic that she couldn't safely enjoy an evening at a concert in this country, and that you are thinking of her and wishing her a speedy recovery. Nothing in there would not be the truth; so stop feeling guilty and give her a call.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #25)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 03:58 PM

34. We have been in communication for a little while now.

 

There is a long facebook thing going on also.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 03:14 PM

26. I'm very sorry. I hope she has a full recovery.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 03:14 PM

27. Hope she has a full recovery

And is able to put this behind her. She may need a lot of help to do that. But I recommend keeping hope going even when it's very hard.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 03:21 PM

28. So very sorry

I hope she heals, body and mind.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 03:22 PM

29. Sending thoughts is not a bad thing

or even calling someone to let them know you care about them and listen can be good.

Of course most of us don't have a problem with thoughts and prayers, we would like some policies and laws to change to better prevent this in the future. But that won't help people who have already been shot. Good health care might help. And any therapy or counseling if needed. I bet it was traumatic.

Some of the hippies here who believe in Reiki can send healing thoughts.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 03:24 PM

30. PTSD will be a part of her life

I hope she seeks help to deal with this.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 03:25 PM

31. K&R

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 03:33 PM

32. Sending positive thoughts to you and family!

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 03:51 PM

33. I am so sorry. My heart is with you. And with her.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 04:10 PM

36. Holy crap

I'm so sorry to hear that. Do the best you can and be as supportive as you can.


Peace

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 04:31 PM

38. Nothing more powerful than eye-to-eye and hugs.

Phone calls have a lot of power - hearing each other's voice - but not nearly as good as a good old-fashioned one-on-one physical visit with hugs and tears. May not be practical for you to swing for a while, but something to keep in mind.

Please wish her the very best from a bunch of good-hearted folks at DU!

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 04:35 PM

39. Just horrible. I'm so sorry and hope she has a full recovery.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 04:51 PM

40. You could just say "I'm here for you".

 

n/t.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 04:51 PM

41. I am SO sorry to hear this

I hope that she makes a quick and full recovery. I also hope that your entire family works through the shock and emotional trauma from going through something like this. You're right - there are no words...

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 04:55 PM

42. my sympathy

 

I haven't heard from 2 of my cousins or my aunt who lives there.
I have did see one cousin post "safe" on fb, but that's it

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Response to freddyvh (Reply #42)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 05:17 PM

46. let us know what you hear!

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Response to samnsara (Reply #46)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 07:27 PM

51. heard from 2 of my cousins

 

my aunt was in the hospital and the other cousin was out of town for the week.

one of my cousins was about a half mile away on the strip when the shooting started waiting on her car from valet.
the other was at home

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 05:02 PM

43. Sending positive thoughts to you and your family.

Take good care.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 05:07 PM

44. For now, all you do is to express concern, show love and support. After the dust settles..

 

Class Action Lawsuit vs. the hotel.

The hotel let a killer get room while he brought in 10 or more automatic weapons.

The hotel WILL BE SUED.



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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 05:16 PM

45. send flowers to her.."Thinking of you"...hospitals have

..gift shops with floral arrangements. They can deliver right to her room. Let us know how she is doing....

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 06:03 PM

47. Oh. My. Gawd.

Sending good karma, which is all I've got. And huge hugs to you wasupaloopa.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 06:11 PM

48. Very glad she is alive.

My anger and hate of the NRA and republicans are for her and all the others killed and wounded today and every time these murders happen.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 05:56 AM

49. I'm so sorry.

Perhaps you and your family can help her best by rounding up as much information as possible about what types of aid will be available to her. It'll give someone something very constructive to do to help her.

I've been waiting for this - DU is a huge group. I'm so sorry it happened to your family.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Tue Oct 3, 2017, 01:44 PM

50. I'm glad to hear she survived.

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