Manitoba survivor of Las Vegas shooting reunites with rescuers one year later

While 365 days have passed since the mass shooting in Las Vegas, for many survivors, it’s just the start of a long journey.One year later, survivors and family members of the victims at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival are still healing, physically and emotionally.For Jody Ansell, part of that process meant coming back to where her life changed.“It’s just really important as my healing process, just to face everything and go through it, and all the emotions,” Ansell said. “It’s been really tough, but I’m doing it.”Fifty-eight people were killed and 869 others injured when gunfire blasted down from the Mandalay Bay on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers.

Jody Ansell and patrol officer Tony Dellorso of the Las Vegas police.

Jody Ansell and patrol officer Tony Dellorso of the Las Vegas police.Brittany Greenslade
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READ MORE: 1 year after Las Vegas shooting: Remembering victims, survivors of the massacreAnsell, who is from Stonewall, Man., had flown in from Vancouver for the concert and this year, she made the difficult trek back.“Very hard seeing the Mandalay Bay,” Ansell said. “Just the concert venue that is now empty, and it’s just very hard.”But what made it easier is an unexpected bond, between her and two American women, Jolene Bennett and Karyn Sherman, who helped save her life — her angels.WATCH: Las Vegas shooting survivors reunite at Route 91 event ahead of one year anniversary