Lufts return home after harrowing experience

Dr. Michael and Sara Luft of Ida Grove were among the survivors of what’s being called the worst shooting in U.S. history that occurred Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vega, Nev., when Stephen Paddock opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, killing 59 and injuring 500.

As a doctor, Luft has brought life into this world and has seen life go; did this experience change his perspective on life?

He said, “All life is precious. My wife and I talked about this, and I took a couple things away from this. There are amazing people everywhere, because everybody was helping everyone. If someone fell, people were picking each other back up. People were shot and bleeding, but a lot of people knew what to do. We’d yell, just put your hand on it, keep pressure on it or put a belt around it. Everyone was helping people that couldn’t get through.”

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