A program to help families of those killed in the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs has received a boost after a shooting survivor’s mom posted a video of her son’s funeral on Facebook.
Chloe Ting, a 28-year-old student from Texas, was killed on Dec. 6 when a gunman opened fire at the church, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
She posted a Facebook video of herself standing with her son and a woman who had been shot to death and was being carried on a stretcher to the funeral home.
The video received over 100,000 views on Facebook on Monday, and it was posted by a Facebook user named “Chloe” who identified herself as the mother of a young woman who died at the First Baptist.
The Facebook video was shared by her son who, after watching the video, posted on the social media site to his followers: “This is a life saving act that has been done by so many, and I can’t thank you enough for your support.
Please remember this, and share this video with everyone you know.”
Chloe was one of three victims in the church shooting, and the other two were killed when the gunman opened fired on them from a car.
The social media posts by Chloe and her son have been shared over 1.7 million times, and her mother is hoping to raise money for the funeral.
She said in a Facebook post on Monday that she was in shock and grief over the deaths of her daughter, Chloe’s fiancé, and sister-in-law, who also were killed.
“She was the kindest, most loving, sweetest person you would ever meet, and a mother, a wife, a sister, a friend, and she will be forever in my heart,” Chloe Tings mother, Kristin Ting said in the post.
“I have no words to express how amazing she was and how much she meant to so many.”
The Facebook post by Chloe Tening was shared over 200,000 times on Facebook, and nearly 1.5 million people have also commented.
“My heart breaks every day that she died,” one person wrote in response to the post, adding that they had been “lucky to have had her at the time of her death.”
“I cannot imagine the loss this would have caused to the entire family,” another wrote.
“Our hearts go out to everyone who has lost loved ones in this tragedy,” a third added.
Chlozie, a University of Texas student from Corpus Christi, was born with Down syndrome and was studying to be a nurse.
She was a former cheerleader at the University of Houston and a volleyball player for the Houston Dash, a women’s professional team, the Houston Chronicle reported.
In the video posted on Facebook by Chloe’s mother, she speaks of how she feels for the people who have been touched by the incident.
“The most important thing to me right now is that everyone is still alive, and everyone is safe,” she said.
“This is something I can do to help everyone, and that’s what I want to do.”