Allie Young [Ali Young], 19, was shot when the gunman, James Holmes, threw the canister on the floor of the movie theater auditorium when she rose to notify others of what was happening. She was shot in the neck. Stephanie Davies, 21, placed her finger over where Allie [Ali Young] had been shot in the neck and called 911. She refused to leave her friend’s side, even as the shooting continued around them.
President Obama told their story because of Stephanie Davies’ selflessness. She didn’t leave her friend, even though her life was hanging in the balance. In fact, she may have saved Allie Young’s life by applying pressure to the wound. President Obama and Jay Carney agree not to use the name of the gunman.
President Obama said, “Allie stood up, saying that she might need to do something or at least warn the other people who were there, and she was shot in the neck and it punctured a vein, she started spurting blood.””Stephanie, with the help of others, carried Allie across two parking lots where an ambulance was waiting. Because of Stephanie’s timely actions, I had a conversation with Allie downstairs, and she is going to be fine.”
President Obama quoted Revelation 21:4 — “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain,for the old order of things has passed away.”