We're so grateful to finally report good news from Aurora, Colorado!
Jamie Rohrs and his girlfriend Patricia Legarreta attended the ill-fated Friday morning screening of The Dark Knight Rises when the gunman opened fire.
The couple summoned every last bit of their courage and know-how to help their infant son and 4 year-old daughter safely escape the theater.
Patricia was thankful to suffer only a minor bullet wound but more good news would quickly seep into her day.
Describing what happened when Jamie rushed into her room, she said:
"He just looked at me and he said, 'I know this is not the time and place, but will you marry me?' And I said, 'Yes.'"
After barely escaping a deadly situation, we bet life's priorities quickly came into stark focus!
Jamie explained the panic he faced trying to find his
girlfriend fiancée immediately after the chaos at the movie theater.
"I got to my truck and I drove across the mall.. I'm going to call 911 and trying to call Patricia and it's just ringing, and every time it rings I'm like they're dead, they're dead, your whole family is dead."
We know there was an unparalleled amount of tragedy in Aurora that morning, thank heavens there were a few silver linings as well!
[Image via AP Images.]
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