Las Vegas Shooting Survivors Find Comfort in Each Other After Massacre: 'This Is My Family'
Inside Edition brought together 80 people who lived through the fateful night.
Survivors of the Las Vegas massacre were in tears as they greeted each other, nearly a year after the deadly shooting.
Inside Edition brought together 80 of those who lived through the night after gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd at the Route 91 Harvest festival, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more. Paddock was later found dead in his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Natalie Grummet's jaw was split in half by a bullet. But after a series of surgeries, she's finally regaining her smile.
She said she wouldn't be here today without the help of Jenni Zaretki, an off-duty EMT who hauled her to safety while gunfire rained down from above.
"When everyone was running out that night, so scared for our lives, she ran back in multiple times to help carry people out and save people," Grummet said.
Concertgoer Owen Searcy said he hid people under the stage to shield them while his mom, a nurse, treated the wounded.
"I just grabbed as many as I could," he said.
Christina Olsen and her and husband were celebrating their anniversary when she was shot in the arm.
Thrown to the ground, they covered themselves and laid there.
"We stayed on the ground for 10 minutes," Olsen said. "People fell on top of us. ... People just kept yelling stop but the shooting continued."
Mother Carrie Weidenkeller and her daughter Marissa Narvaez were both shot, but survived.
"That was the worst night of my life," Narvaez said. "It stripped every bit of innocence that I had left."
Jonathan Smith is credited with saving 30 people before being shot himself. To this day, he still wears the wristband from the concert.
He was emotional as he met with other survivors, finding comfort in seeing people who know what he's been through.
"This is my family," he said.
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