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1 October survivors say 'thank you' to nurses, doctors and staff at UMC

Posted at 5:13 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 20:14:26-05

For the first time since the 1 October shooting, survivors got to meet the doctors and nurses who helped hundreds of people.

A group from Colorado, Utah and California traveled to Las Vegas to thank the staff at University Medical Center, Friday.

"I mean to think, they [survivors] thought after [the shooting] how can I help the people who helped me, warms my heart," said registered nurse Amy Runge.

The staff at UMC took over 100 patients after the shooting.

Jenna Hutchins was one of the survivors who climbed fences to escaped a barrage of bullets at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. She returned to Las Vegas for the first time to thank the hospital staff.

"These are people I've been praying about since leaving the venue that night," Hutchins said.

The group of survivors plan to deliver a thousand gift baskets to the UMC staff and other first responders across Las Vegas this weekend.