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Orlando Shooting: Two-Time Cancer Survivor Stood In Front Of Gunman To Protect Her Son

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There's nothing that can compare to a mother's love.

As we reported, My So-Called Life actor Wilson Cruz revealed that his mother's stepsister Brenda Lee Marquez McCool was one of the 49 victims who died in the massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL.

The two-time cancer survivor went with her 21-year-old openly gay son, Isaiah Henderson.

According to the Brooklyn native's sister-in-law Ada Pressley, McCool actually stepped in front of gunman Omar Mateen to protect Isaiah.

Pressley said

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My So-Called Life Star 'Devastated' Over Family Member Who Died In Orlando Shooting — Read His Heartbreaking Post

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Wilson Cruz is just one of many people mourning the loss of a loved one as a result of the tragic Orlando shooting on Sunday.

On Monday, the My So-Called Life actor revealed that his mother's stepsister Brenda Lee Marquez McCool was one of the 49 victims who died in the massacre at a gay nightclub called Pulse.

The 42-year-old, who is openly gay himself, told Entertainment Tonight that McCool was a mother of 11 and a two-time cancer survivor — and went to the club that night with her 21-year-old openly gay son, Isaiah.

Related: Orlando Survivor Pens Powerful Letter To Shooter: 'We Are Stronger Than Your Hate'

He explained:

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