Friend made ‘heroic’ attempt to save aspiring sportscaster Jessica Ghawi in chaotic Aurora theatre

National Post | News

Jessica Ghawi was made aware of how fleeting life can be following a fateful visit to Toronto’s Eaton Centre last month, where she witnessed the aftermath of a fatal gun battle.

“Every second of every day is a gift,” she wrote online after the killings on June 2. “After Saturday evening, I know I truly understand how blessed I am for each second I am given.”

But in a bizarre and tragic coincidence, the 24-year-old aspiring sportscaster from Texas fell victim to a gas-mask-wearing gunman who went on a shooting spree in a darkened Colorado movie theatre packed for a midnight showing of the new Batman movie.


On Friday, her family worked to steer focus away from the suspected gunman, 24-year-old James Holmes, and onto the innocent victims whose lives were cut short.

Her boyfriend Jay Meloff, a Markham, Ont.-based…

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