In the days following the shooting, Westside clinic staff members began arriving for the night shift at their home in Florida.
“We all went in the house, put on our masks and took off our gloves,” said Mary-Lynn Ewing, an employee who worked in the clinic that night.
“All of us were dressed as nurses.
We all went upstairs to our rooms, and we took off the masks.
We just went into the kitchen, put the masks on and went into our rooms.”
The night shift then moved to the clinic’s main building.
At about 2:00 a.m., Ewing said, a woman walked in and began asking questions about the shooting.
“I said, ‘What happened?’
Ewing described the woman as white, about 40, wearing a red-and-white T-shirt and a white coat. “
Ewing and her colleagues, who have been with the clinic for more than 30 years, began to answer questions about what happened.
Ewing described the woman as white, about 40, wearing a red-and-white T-shirt and a white coat.
She had a young child in her arms.
Ewings family is Jewish.
The child’s father, who is in his 50s, had a history of mental health issues, Ewing explained.
The clinic was not the first to be the scene of a mass shooting in the United States.
The shooting on Dec. 1, 2016, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killed 20 children and six adults.
Two of the school shooters, Adam Lanza and his mother, Nancy, had been enrolled at the clinic, but the clinic never received any notifications from the school district about the shootings.
A week later, on Feb. 13, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a gay bar in Orlando, Fla., killing 49 people and injuring more than 50 others.
A man who identified himself as the gunman, Omar Mateen, was killed in the attack.
“My heart just went out to the children and their families. “
When I saw the news that this man was coming to the United [States], I just cried,” Eaves said.
“My heart just went out to the children and their families.
Eaves said she and her family had visited Orlando a few times over the past few years, and that they had often been at the Pulse nightclub.
Eves had been a patron there the night of the shooting and later said that she was so upset that the gunman had targeted people of color.
In recent weeks, the Orlando Pulse nightclub has been the scene for many demonstrations, rallies and protests in support of the LGBTQ Community. “
I felt like I needed to be able to stand up and say something, because there are many people of faith in the LGBTQ communities in this country,” Eves said.
In recent weeks, the Orlando Pulse nightclub has been the scene for many demonstrations, rallies and protests in support of the LGBTQ Community.
In the past week alone, about 1,100 people have taken part in a march in support, including the mother of a 17-year-old girl who died during a mass shooter attack at Pulse that same week.
Despite the protests, Eaves and her staff at Westside are hopeful that the federal government will act soon to bring to justice anyone responsible for the shooting deaths.
“That person who committed this crime has to be brought to justice,” Ewings said.
She added that the clinic has also reached out to law enforcement in Orlando.
If the federal authorities are going to act, Ewings added, she would like to see the person be put behind bars, which she said could help the victims’ families.
“If you have a family member that is affected, that person should be brought back to the U-Va.
They have to come back to this community, and they have to be allowed to do that.”
On Thursday, a vigil was held at the Westside Clinic, with people expressing their support for all the families affected by the shooting that killed 16 children and a mother.
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