1 October survivor returns to Las Vegas on anniversary of shooting to get married

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While many 1 October survivors are still grieving and healing from the tragic night, others have decided to create new memories for Oct. 1.

Christina Williford not only survived the 1 October massacre, but the state of Ohio also honored her for helping save lives that day. Williford is also a nurse.

On Monday, Willford left Dayton, Ohio to get travel to Las Vegas to get married in a city that she says she will always love. 

Williford says she vividly remembers the Route 91 Harvest Festival as if it occurred yesterday.

She said she was in town at the time visiting a friend and they attended the concert.  But once the lone gunman, Stephen Paddock started shooting off rounds, she noticed numerous people were hurt so she stepped in to help.

According to Williford, that was a dark night, but the one thing that came out o it was the best of humanity.

“It’s hard because you feel guilty because you got to go home,m” Williford said. “I’m getting to stand here and get married today. “Fifty-eight people didn’t come home and so to be here to be in the same walkway that I walked through that night — it’s breathtaking.”

Williford says she still has moments were the memories are too much to take, but thanks to her now wife and family,  she is learning how to heal fully.

Williford and her wife Amy tied the knot at the signature at MGM Grand on Monday afternoon surrounded by family and friends.

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