Parkland Survivor Sam Fuentes read a poem in front of thousands of protesters at the March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C. When she got to the section about pro-gun politicians she apparently couldn’t stomach the thought and got sick.
Thankfully, the crowd got her back, cheered her on, and she powered through it.
“I just threw up on international television and it feels great!” Fuentes said, “Let’s keep the guns out of the hands of the wrong people and keep them in the hands of the safe and reasonable.”
Fuentes was one of the students who was badly injured in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, so it’s safe to say she’s been through worse.
“This is what I have to deal with right now.” Sam Fuentes and Parkland survivors share exclusive video diaries. Their stories tonight, 9p ET on CNN #ParklandDiaries https://t.co/N8f2HgxcbA pic.twitter.com/SLmCHnTUsp
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) March 23, 2018
And the crowd on Twitter was cheering her for her strength and resolve, too.
As an adult I’ve often run out of a grocery store because of a panic attack. Sam Fuentes was on national TV, paused her speech, threw up on stage, blew it out and kept going. These kids have GOT THIS. #MarchForOurLives
— slackerina (@slackerina) March 24, 2018
— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) March 24, 2018
Sis just vommed on international TV and continued to absolutely CRUSH her speech at #MarchForOurLives Sam Fuentes, America is watching and we are PROUD
— Gracie (@graciemcdermott) March 24, 2018
sam fuentes literally got shot in the shooting, threw up in front of everyone on tv, but she still bounced back and managed to finish her piece shes amazing
— ana elizabeth ? (@everbIue) March 24, 2018
Sam Fuentes’ family has a gofundme you accepting donations to help cover their medical expenses.