Mother Gives Her Life Shielding Son From Gunshots In El Paso
A young mother showed the world what motherhood was all about when sacrificed her life to shield her two-month-old son from the bullets being spewed in El Paso’s horrific mass shooting this week. Covering her baby’s body with her own as she and her husband were innocently shopping for back-to-school supplies and last-minute birthday party trinkets for their six-year-old daughter, Jordan Anchondo died protecting baby Paul. Her husband, Andre Anchondo died as well, most likely covering both his wife and young son and once again we all wonder: When will this country do something about the HELL no family should ever go through again?
Back-To-School And Birthday Party Supplies
Jordan Anchondo was 25-years-old and the mother of three children. Her husband Andre Anchondo was 24. They’d just celebrated their first wedding anniversary recently and on that fateful Saturday, were looking for school supplies and birthday party trinkets for their daughter’s sixth birthday party. The party was to be held later that day, but the senseless acts of a hate-filled shooter not only stole a little girl’s birthday party, but the lives of her mother, father and baby brother.
My heart is so fucking torn right now. Jordan gave her life protecting her child. I hope you are resting easy in knowing you saved your baby boy.
I am praying you are in recovery, Andre. My heart goes out to you. All of El Paso is here for you and those beautiful babies. pic.twitter.com/efTALC7I9v
— Benjamin Thompson (@benjaminjamess_) August 4, 2019
According to Jordan’s sister Leta Jamrowski, the couple was shot to death, protecting their 2-month-old son, Paul. Jamrowski said that the doctors treating Paul for broken bones told her that his injuries were most likely from his mother falling over him to shield and protect him. Jamrowski said that they said he lived because she gave her life to do so.
Ryan Mielke is a spokesman for University Medical Center of El Paso. He said 13 people were brought to his hospital with injuries, and that included one who died. Two of those injured were children they transferred to El Paso’s Children’s Hospital and eleven other victims were treated at Del Sol Medical Center, according to hospital spokesman Victor Guerrero.
Democratic presidential candidate and El Paso native Beto O’Rourke was visibly upset as he held a news conference after visiting with wounded victims.
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And while we’ll give so these children know they were loved to their parents’ very last breaths, we find ourselves asking: when will enough be enough?