LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A UNLV student was honored by Clark County officials Tuesday morning for her heroic act during the campus shooting Dec. 6 of last year.

TxiTxiMee Lee stopped to help another student who was in a wheelchair. She offered to push the girl’s chair and get her to safety.

By the end of it, they ran about a mile away from campus.

It’s a story FOX5 previously reported. Reporter Shawna Khalafi spoke to student Natalie Matarazzo who initially did not know the Good Samaritan who helped her because she got lost in the crowds and chaos.

A stranger pushed her in her wheelchair for a mile to her apartment.

Lee said she didn’t think much of the interaction until she was on her flight home to Wisconsin and got this message from her coworker, who saw the story on FOX5: “Hey, TxiTxiMee! They’re looking for you on FOX5. It’s an honor to work with our very own hero. The young lady you helped get off campus during the UNLV shooting is looking for you to thank you.”

Commissioner Gibson presented a proclamation to Lee in recognition of efforts.

“I didn’t expect anything to come out of it. I’m surprised and starstruck right now with my family. I’m just excited to be here,” Lee said. “Just be a good person. You don’t have to put yourself in danger if you don’t feel comfortable, but be a good person.”


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