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Azana Spa shooting survivor's mission: Trying to help others

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Azana Spa shooting survivor's mission: Trying to help others

By Michele Fiore. CREATED Aug 28, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 29, 2014

BROOKFIELD -  One of the survivors of the Azana Spa shooting is spending these days trying to help others.  She shares the awful details of that October morning, plus what life has been like since then.

Sarah Schulte tells us it's easy to have survivor's remorse, wondering what more she could've done. She and another woman hid in a second floor room, then called 911 as the gunman took aim on their co-workers.
 
"You kind of just suffer along everyday and hope that one day you'll wake up and it'll be better," said Schulte.
 
But, it's hard. She struggles sometimes with even the simple things.
 
"I don't do the 4th of July anymore," said Schulte.
 
The sound of fireworks reminds her of gun shots and the day she thought she was going to die.
 
"We were speculating who got out? Who got hurt? Where is everybody?" said Schulte.
 
The four who were injured that day are suffering too, including a woman who was seven months pregnant.
 
"She almost died and her baby almost died," said Laura Spranger.
 
Laura Spranger is Sarah's neighbor. She's helping to organize a fundraiser.
 
Nearly two years later, Sarah is still thankful her husband overslept that morning. He planned on visiting her at work with their kids.
 
"I thank God that that particular day my husband was late cause there's no doubt in my mind that he would've shot me and the kids and my husband," said Schulte.
 
The big fundraising event's September 7th in Franksville. It's at Caledonia - Mount Pleasant Memorial Park at 9614 Northwestern Avenue (Highway K) from Noon - 8pm.
 
Here is a link to the Facebook page about it. And, if you can't get to the fundraising event and want to donate online, email aw.sarahschulte@yahoo.com.
Michele Fiore

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Michele Fiore joined TODAY’S TMJ4 in 2013 after spending two years as a part-time reporter/anchor for our sister station, Newsradio 620 WTMJ.