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Wed Jun 22, 2016, 02:56 AM

In the blink of an eye, 11 children lost their mother. Monday in Orlando they mourned.

In the blink of an eye, 11 children were left without a mother.

They’d considered the reality of losing the 49-year-old Brenda Lee Marquez McCool before. All 11 had sat by fearfully while she battled cancer — not once but twice.

“The doctor gave her a year to live,” her ex-husband Robert Pressley said.

But as Noreen Vaquer, a friend from her Brooklyn childhood, told the Orlando Sentinel, “she was a fighter.” So, twice, her 11 children breathed a collective sigh of relief — their mom was going to be fine. She was going to have fun with them, to share life with them, to take care of them above all.

She did all three on June 12 while dancing at the Pulse nightclub with her 21-year-old son Isaiah Henderson.

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After opening fire in the crowded club, Omar Mateen pointed his weapon at the mother and son. But McCool was not going to let her son come to harm. She shielded her son with her body as Mateen resumed fire..

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HER NAME IS Brenda Lee Marquez McCool!


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Reply In the blink of an eye, 11 children lost their mother. Monday in Orlando they mourned. (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Jun 2016 OP
sheshe2 Jun 2016 #1
LostOne4Ever Jun 2016 #2
Turin_C3PO Jun 2016 #3
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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 03:37 AM

1. Brenda Lee Marquez McCool



Mommy.

I have no more words.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 04:25 AM

2. So many lives ruined...

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 05:13 AM

3. What a story.

This great woman woman sacrificed herself so her son could live, there's no deeper love than that. RIP Brenda Marquez McCool.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 06:47 AM

4. She is a good woman

and a great mom. She shielded her son. That's something for her children to all remember, with loads of pride.

RIP.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 09:07 AM

5. RIP Brenda Lee Marquez McCool.

A good mother.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 11:02 AM

6. A mother's love.

I hope the family can find peace.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Wed Jun 22, 2016, 11:04 AM

7. RIP dear lady

Your son survived -- rest easy knowing that you likely saved his life.

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Wed Jun 22, 2016, 11:09 AM

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Jun 23, 2016, 12:33 AM

9. Brenda Lee Marquez McCool

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