1 October survivors say Golden Knights season helped them heal


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Uber driver Ron Carpenter tells 13 Action News he had just finished watching the Vegas Golden Knights in their preseason game when he heard shots ring out at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. 

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Immediately, he started piling people into his car and taking trips to the hospital. After 10 hours of driving people to safety, he noticed many of his passengers had left him money.  

"This feels disgusting," says Carpenter, remembering how many people tried to pay him the night of the shooting. "Why do I even have this money?" 

Carpenter says he used that money for tickets to the Golden Knights season opener.  

Survivor Amber Diskin was also at the Golden Knights season opener.  

"It's definitely an escape," Diskin says about going to Golden Knights games. "I would say it did, it helped me heal." 

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The Vegas Golden Knights and their record-breaking season became something to cheer for, a temporary escape, and a way for the community to come together after such an enormous loss.  

"I felt like that was a great moment to come back to normal life again," Carpenter says. 

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