Daniel Hernandez applied pressure to Rep. Giffords’ wound to help stop blood loss and was with her on the ride to the hospital.
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Daniel explains with details how he was able to help Rep. Giffords:
I heard the gun shots and I knew that people had been injured most likely, so I ran towards where the congresswoman was. When I got there I saw that there were people who had been injured then I try to see who had a pulse, to see if there were people still breathing, I was only able to check two or three people before I noticed that congresswoman Giffords has been injured severely, so she became my first priority, not because of her position but also because of the severity of her wounds.