it in person, it all still seems so surreal," says Sheppard, 26, while
seated at her dining room table a few weeks ago. "This crazy, insane
massacre happened. I think about it every single day."
was one of more than 500 people injured when a gunman opened fire on
the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in October. Another 58
people died. That she survived, especially since one bullet ripped into
her aorta, is astonishing. That she was home less than a month later and
is walking around and able to talk about it is mind-blowing -- not
least of all to her.