Just wanted to give you guys a status update. As many of you know, I live in Florida. What happened yesterday was tragic, and shocking.
The event occured about 30 minutes away from my house. I've been to the same hospital many of the victims were taken to on numerous occasions (both for my own medical stuff, and to visit other people). It's surreal to see a street I've been down so many times involved in a national tragedy like this.
I've been holding my breath. We are all pretty shaken up right now. So far, no one I knew personally has been announced on the death list yet. My good friend wasn't so lucky. One of her coworkers passed away yesterday.
I wanted to thank everybody for their kind words of support. There has been a gofundme account set up for donations here--->
Please hope and pray for all these victims. I have a lot of friends in the surrounding area. This city is not as big as most people think, and a lot of folks around here know eachother. People that work in the parks are especially close. They become friends though a similar goal of making families, children, and loved ones happy.
Orlando's entire theme surrounds around making fantasies come to life, helping people forget their troubles, and taking a huge effort to make everyone feel as safe and relaxed as humanly possible... no matter what sex, race, religion, or nationality you come from.
The fact that someone would do something like this is horrific to our principles.
Like I said before, I'm a bit shaken at the moment. Hopefully, time will heal most wounds, but keep us in your thoughts as you go about your day.
Thanks again everyone.