On January 10, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer gave a State of the State Address where, in addition to remembering those who died in January 8th’s massacre, she honored the courage of Daniel Hernandez, the 20 year old Mexican-American intern of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ who in the face of a deadly shooting kept himself collected and attended to Giffords—likely saving her life, while instructing others on how to attend to the other wounded people.
“My main goal was to try to make sure the congresswoman and everyone was ok,” the University of Arizona junior said. “I look at the true heroism of Congresswoman Giffords, [District Manager] Ron Barber, [Community Outreach Coordinator] Gabe Zimmerman, who lost his life. and Pam Simon who was wounded,” he said. “Those are the real heroes. True public servants, who spent their whole lives helping others.”
Hernandez received a standing ovation. Video is below.
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