Hero covered Oregon shooting survivor with his own body; ‘This is the day I’m going to die’

scrogginsAs more details surface from last week’s horrific shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, it looks as if there was more than one hero that terrible day.

With the nation rallying around Army veteran Chris Mintz, who survived being shot seven times while trying to block the gunman from entering a classroom, the story of Treven Anspach, 20, is proving to be just as inspiring.

Pastor Randy Scroggins, the father of 18-year-old Lacey Scroggins, told the Daily Mail that his daughter is convinced she is alive today because of the actions of Anspach, who was slowly dying after being shot by the maniac gunman.

According to his daughter, Anspach used his body to cover her after he was shot and it was only because she was covered in his blood that she survived.

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“She was lying on the floor with her eyes closed thinking, ‘Oh God, this is the day I am going to die,'” the pastor told the Mail.

“She opened her eyes and watched Treven’s blood come under her arm,” he added. “He was lying next to her after he had been shot, and he moved himself closer to her to cover her.”

That action proved to be a life-saving decision.

“The shooter came to her and yelled to my daughter ‘Get up.’ She says at that moment she felt frozen to the ground,” Scroggins continued. “He then looked at another woman he had already shot and who was bleeding and asked: ‘Is she dead?’ — meaning Lacey. The other woman said: ‘I don’t know.'”

“Then Lacey heard him say, ‘She must already be dead,’ and he passed over her,” he said. “It was because she was covered in so much of Treven’s blood.”

Anspach did not survive.

Anspach, L, pictured with his parents Kimberly and Justin

And while Lacey, 18, was not physically harmed, she now must deal with the psychological trauma of the days events, including the guilt of being a survivor.

“One moment she is excellent, the next she is crying,” her father said. “She is going through some survivor guilt, wondering why she lived while others died. We have spoken at great length, and she has no doubt that if it wasn’t for Treven deliberately making sure she was covered in blood she would not be here today.”

Scroggins said Lacey was too upset to talk about the incident, but she wants the world what Anspach did.

His daughter also repeated the claim made by another student that the killer was asking people if they were Christians before shooting them.

Incredibly, after enduring such a horrific event, Lacey, who works as a caregiver at a senior living center, tried to help others after police entered the room.

“She got up and the first thing my daughter does is take off her scarf and use it as a tourniquet to staunch one woman’s bleeding,” Scroggins said, adding that she used her coat on a second gunshot victim before police led her out.


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