Stanton, CA. – A new question emerged as to how the fundraiser for victims of genocide in Las Vegas should be distributed.
The mass shoot took place on Route 91 Harvest Festival on 1st October. Gunman Stephen Paddock gave the crowd a fire from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay, 58 people died and about 500 people were injured.
The two Stanton sisters said that they remember the fear of the event every day. In addition, under the draft plan of the victims' fund, neither said they received financial support.
"It's been horrible. I sleep three hours a night if I wake up in a complete panic like something's happening to me. I've had more shooting nightmares than I can count," Jasara Requejo said.
She is still recovering from the latest surgery to remove the bullet that was in her arms. After surviving the massacre, their lives have become totally different, she says with her older sister, Kendra Hobbs.
"I ran for my life. I said goodbye to my family. I watched my sister bleed out. I watched our friend's face get blown off," Hobbs said.
They say that they feel, as the funding committee of the victim of Las Vegas opened an emotional town hall meeting on Tuesday night, as they were again sacrificed. They are preparing a protocol on who will receive donations from the GoFundMe account. This raises more than $ 11 million.
"I feel like I'm not even allowed to call myself a victim because they're saying only these victims get it when we all are victims," Requejo said. She was shot twice - once on arm and side. Despite the overwhelming majority of victims, she received treatment as soon as possible and spent only 10 hours at the hospital. Under the proposed protocol, her hospital stay time is considered too short to get financial aid. Her sister does not receive help. Hobbs is not physically injured, but her spiritual and emotional scars are very deep.
"PTSD is so real. I didn't want to be in that war zone. I didn't want to see what I saw," she said. After the incident, neither of the sisters can return to work. They said that they must find a way to help all of the victims.
"We didn't ask for this. We went to a country concert. We were having a great time. We didn't ask for this. Our whole lives will never be the same," Requejo said.
There was no word as to when to decide the rules on how the commission delivers the money. The victim needs to file claims until January 31.
A separate GoFundMe account has been set up to help the sisters with all of their medical needs.