On July 20, 2012, a gunman opened fire in a Century movie theatre in Aurora, CO, during a midnight showing of the highly anticipated movie, The Dark Knight Rises. The mass shooting unjustly resulted in the loss of twelve individuals, and fifty-eight were left wounded.
Police arrested 24-year-old James Holmes, who is currently behind bars in Arapahoe County Jail and facing 152 charges. A preliminary hearing is currently scheduled for November 13, which may be moved to January 7, 2013 if the hearing is delayed.
Of the twelve people killed in the shooting, 6-year-old Veronica Moser-Sullivan was one of them. Her mother, 25-year-old Ashley Moser, suffered a miscarriage and is paralyzed as a result of the shooting. Just months before the incident, Ashley had lost her father in a battle against Leukemia. She is currently still in the hospital recovering from injury and continues to make progress from the terrifying incident that occurred just over three months ago.
A Heavy Price to Pay
Although those who were wounded in the shooting are in different stages of recovery, many are left with the same burden of having to pay off high medical expenses, including those with medical insurance. Unfortunately, others are without medical insurance and will be left with mounting medical bills.
How You Can Help
Ashley, as well as the other victims and families of the shooting, need your help. As Ashley mourns the loss of her daughter and continues to make progress in completing her recovery, she will have to embark on the heavy task of paying large medical expenses. There are various campaigns to which you can make a donation to help Ashley as well as other victims.
Donations for Ashley Moser can be made at any Wells Fargo or Wachovia bank branch location to the titled Colorado account: Donation Account for Ashley and Veronica Moser. Also, checks can also be made to:
Colorado Wells Fargo Branch
18515 E Smoky Hill Rd
Additionally, you can make a donation to theAurora Victim Relief Fund, in which money will go directly to the victims and their families. Donations are also being made to The Children’s Hospital Colorado, where six of the victims were treated, and the hospital said it will cover the medical expenses and wave all co-pays for victims without health insurance. Other charities and organizations are available to donate to, and can be found here.
Ashley, and her daughter Veronica Moser-Sullivan, as well as the other twelve individuals who unjustly lost their life and the fifty-eight who sustained serious injury need your help. Make a difference and support the victims of the tragic shooting by making a donation today.
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