Maybe it's that optimism that stood out to President Obama. So much that he told their story to the nation, after meeting them at university hospital.
It is hard to imagine having that presence of mind when a gunman walked in, tossed gas canisters their way and then opened fire.
With a vein in Ally's neck punctured Stephanie was smart enough to apply pressure with one hand, while the chaos continued all around them. Somehow she managed to call 911.