After surviving a tragic event, Lauren Card wanted to take her life in a different direction. She was at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas last October when a gunman killed 58 and injured more than 500 and now she wants to protect and serve others as a new member of Springfield, Oregon’s police force.
In the 10 months since the mass shooting, it’s become clear to Card what she wants and her career decision was inspired by the shooting she survived. The 23-year-old says she felt relief when police officers arrived at the “madness and craziness” of the panicked crowd and she wants to be part of that relief for others.
“I want to be that person for someone else in that situation,” Card explains. “When they’re going through something crappy or going through a hard time, I want them to see me and be like, ‘OK, she’s going to fix it. She’s going to make it better.’”
Source: New York Post
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