Victims of shootings show courage in Tucson

    In his report, “Amid Tragedy, Tucson shows what it’s made of,” NPR’s Scott Simon reflects on the courageous acts of those who witnessed the shootings in Arizona last weekend.

    Among the many he highlights, Simon reminds us of intern David Hernandez, 20, who bravely added pressure to the near-fatal wound of U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords which helped to save her life.

    He writes about Giffords’ surgeon, Peter Rhee, whose training and combat experience prepared him to operate on Giffords.

    And Simon mentions the parents of Christina Green, who donated some of the organs of their 9-year-old daughter who died in the tragedy, which has already saved the life of another child.

    Read Simon’s full commentary here.

    Also hear from shooting victim and Giffords’ staffer Pam Simon who shares her account of the events and meeting with Congress woman.

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