Christian Bale, star of "The Dark Knight Rises visits Colorado victims!
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Christian Bale, star of "The Dark Knight Rises visits Colorado victims!

Denver : CO : USA | Jul 25, 2012 at 11:50 AM PDT
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Dark Knight Rises Star Christian Bale Visits Shooting Victims in Aurora, Colorado

Families of the victims of Colorado shootings are going through a very tough time. Some are still struggling to register that a misfortune of such a magnitude actually occurred while others are trying to recover from wounds and trauma caused by it. Several memorial services are being organized for the ones who lost their lives. 51-year-old Gordon Cowden had taken his teenage children to witness the midnight premiere of the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises." Cowden's children survived the shooting at the Aurora Theater but unfortunately he lost his battle with life that night.

Another similar visitation has been planned for Micayla Medek, a 23-year-old woman who was working to finish her college degree. Many people are still struggling to recover from wounds and the physical injuries caused by the shooting. One woman has already had three surgeries and she plans to travel to Baton Rouge Wednesday for further reconstructive operations.

Bonnie Kate Pourciau a young girl was trying to save her friend from the terrible gunfire. Her mother told CNN that her daughter was struck by a bullet when she was helping her friend escape.

While families continue to narrate terrible experiences and try to deal with irreplaceable losses, actor Christian Bale, star of "The Dark Knight Rises," surprised residents in Aurora on Tuesday by showing up at a memorial service. At the memorial service he expressed his condolences and met with the survivors of the horrific shooting. Christian Bale’s visit to the memorial service was reported by a CNN affiliate KDVR.

Some of the victims were really glad to see Christian. Carey Rottman, posted a picture of Bale visiting him in his hospital room on Facebook. He posted, "Wow!!! Thank you so much for the visit Christian!! What a great guy! Still in shock!" Despite a lot of suffering there are families that are thankful for escaping the tragedy. Petra Anderson suffered four shotgun wounds, including one in her head but she is reported to have survived her critical injury because of some abnormality in her brain. Her brain had a defect from birth which helped her survive.

While families continue to share stories and hold memorial services authorities must ensure that they extend maximum possible support to lessen their suffering. Sources at Warner Bros. studios shared with CNN that the company made a significant donation. Warner Bros., a subsidiary of CNN's parent company Time Warner, didn’t share how much money it was giving out of respect for the victims.

harry68 is based in San Francisco, California, United States of America, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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