On October 1, 2017, something really bad happened to many families. They went through a terrible experience and lost their loved ones in one of the worst shootings the country has ever seen.
A person started shooting at a large crowd during a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event caused the deaths of 48 people and hurt 851 others. Among those hurt was Jovanna Calzadillas, who is a 30-year-old mom with two kids.
She was quickly taken to the closest hospital, but because she was shot in the head, the doctors didn’t think she had much chance of surviving.
Jovanna’s husband, Francisco ‘Frank’ Calzadillas, was with her during the shooting. The doctors told him he might have to disconnect life support because it seemed unlikely that his wife would recover.
Frank couldn’t imagine life without his wife, and he was uncertain about the doctors’ advice, even though he knew the chances of her getting better were very low.
But one night, Frank had a dream in which Jovanna came to him and said, “everything will be okay.”
This dream convinced him not to give up on his wife. He told the doctors he didn’t want to disconnect life support, and his feelings and faith proved to be right. Just a few days later, to everyone’s surprise, Jovanna woke up.
Frank, who works as a police officer in Arizona, said, “Her head injury was very serious, but we prayed and had hope, and then she woke up.”
Her recovery took a lot of time and strength, but she knew she had to fight not just for herself but also for her husband and kids. The memories of the shooting still bother her today, but she tries to move past that experience. Now, Jovanna openly talks about her feelings and does everything she can to live a normal life.
She says, “Some of me changed on that night, October 1. Even though I won’t be the same old Jovanna, I will become stronger.” “I will fight for my family,” Jovanna adds. “And I won’t stop believing in myself.”
Her words give hope to many other people who have been through similar tragedies. “We won’t let people like the shooter win,” she says. “And we won’t live in fear.”
This woman inspires many. She proves that we can overcome any obstacle that stands in our way of living a normal life.