Family, friends and strangers rally to help Aurora shooting victim
AURORA, Colo. — In the back of a busy restaurant, people who never met Ashley Moser or her daughter Veronica offered what they could to help.
“I’m going to do the outback and maybe the massage,” said Connie Babka. My heart just breaks. I’ve actually shed a lot of tears over this and I don’t even know the girl.”
Vera Ptak made a donation of art to be auctioned off.
“This is the art from one of their album covers that Jaque made,” Ptak said. “Recently I was at the grocery store in Westminster and I met a relative of Veronica and had to help.”
Many of those at the fundraiser wore purple shirts which meant they were family.
“We have a great family and we’re here to show our support,” said Jason Martinez.
It took the family just ten days to assemble the massive silent auction raising funds to help defray Ashley’s medical costs. She was one of 58 survivors of the Aurora theater tragedy . Her daughter Veronica, the youngest victim at six-years-old, didn’t make it, and Ashley has been in the hospital paralyzed since
“We’re kind of just giving her bits of information as she goes but I know she’s proud of us,” said Kindle Morell.
You could tell how many people had been touched by the tragedy by the things they were donating, original artwork, handmade blankets and even an all expense paid cruise.
For more information on how you can help you can visit HelpAsh.Org.