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Kim Gervais, a grandmother who survived the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, has died just after the two-year anniversary of the massacre.
Kim Gervais Die From The Shooting
Gervais was paralyzed after an armed man opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on October 1, 2017, in the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. UU. Fifty-eight people died and hundreds were injured. On Friday, Gervais became the 59th person to die from gunfire when his heart stopped due to the stress that his injuries had caused to his body, his daughter, Amber Manka, confirmed to InsideEdition.com.
Kim Gervais Daughter Amber Manka
“After the shooting, it was never the same,” his daughter, Amber Manka, told InsideEdition.com. “His enthusiasm for life was definitely lost, but once again he struggled to have time with his grandchildren. He had constant pain.”
Manka said her mother almost died in the hospital twice last June, but the staff was able to revive her. Doctors expected him to suffer brain damage after those incidents, but she dated none. Manka called that moment of miracle and added that his mother “fought all the time.” Manka remembers that his mother has a bigger personality than life.
“Her smile had two big dimples and it would light up a room. She actually passed her dimples down to my daughter,” Manka said. “She was always there for anyone and she helped anyone she could. She was very independent and we all loved to go camping in the desert to ride our quads. She was just a larger than life personality type.”
Kim Gervais Sister Dena Sarvela
Gervais’ sister, Dena Sarvela, told KPTV that her sister, a business owner, and mother of two, had hoped to retire and begin traveling before she was shot.
“She was ready to just go abroad and enjoy lifelike she should have, and it was snatched from her. She worked her life, and butt off for – just to go enjoy, you know, and she doesn’t get that, she doesn’t get that chance,” Sarvela said.
The family plans to take Gervais’ ashes on a road trip across the U.S. to honor her. Sarvela said Gervais’ husband died in the early 2000s.
“I also know she was missing her husband very, very much, and that’s what gives me hope – that she’s with him right now,” Sarvela said.
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