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Cancer survivor narrowly escapes Las Vegas shooting

Posted at 11:49 PM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 19:03:35-04

A Henderson girl is the definition of a survivor. 20-year-old Cassidy Huff looked death in the face twice.

Cassidy recently finished her last round of chemotherapy after battling a rare form of bone cancer for a year. And now she survived the deadly Las Vegas shooting Sunday night.

"I'm still trying to figure out what it was meant to teach me, still, I don't know," said Cassidy Huff.

Cassidy and her mom Kelley were up front center stage the first two days of the festival. But by the third day, Cassidy was too tired so they decided to take a seat near the back. 

"We both looked to the right of the state from where we were sitting and thought, maybe it was fireworks or something," said Kelley Huff.

When the mother and daughter realized it was gunfire, they took off running for as long as they could.

"In my brain, I wanted to run so fast but my legs just would not let me, they just kept buckling."

Eventually, Cassidy could go no futher. An off-duty LAPD officer scooped her up like a baby and started running until they came across a retired Long Beach police officer who drove Cassidy and her mom all the way home to Henderson.

The chaos started at 10:08 p.m. and the girls were home by 11:15 p.m.

"I feel very grateful," said Cassidy. "I don't think I've ever seen that many people jump in to help other people, it was really amazing how brave those people were and I wish I could have done that."