UNLV associate ice hockey coach Nick Robone released a statement confirming that he’s been released from hospitalization about a week after being injured in the Las Vegas mass shooting.
Per the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the 28-year-old was attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival when the attack happened. UNLV’s Twitter feed noted that he suffered a bullet wound in his chest, and that while his lung was badly bruised, it thankfully missed that area.
Read Robone’s statement via his tweet:
The statement included this resolution to pay it forward:
You’ve all shown me a sense of compassion that I’ll be spending the rest of my life (hopefully much longer now) repaying.
If that doesn’t warm your heart enough, ESPN shared this video of Robone from his hospital bed a few days ago.
(Anyone else dealing with allergies/reaching for a tissue?)
As Nick Robone has stated, he credits his brother Anthony with saving his life. Someone close to Anthony set up a Go Fund Me account for Nick, which is at $65,712 of a $100k goal as of this writing.
This positive update is the latest example of the hockey and greater world attempting to heal from those horrific events. Last night, the Vegas Golden Knights paid tribute to victims and first responders with tributes (and even removed ads from the boards) during their first-ever home game, which they won against the Arizona Coyotes.
Robone and the Vegas community still have steps to take to continue recovering from those events, but it’s nice to see such positive developments.
For more on that frightening story, check out NBC News’ coverage.
(H/T to TMZ Sports.)
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