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Thursday 18 July 2019

'Together we will heal'

‘David will have long recovery' after Paris shooting

Maria Herlihy

A Duhallow man who has cheated death for the second time in four years after he survived the Paris terrorists attacks when he was shot in the leg has a long road to recovery ahead of him.

David Nolan (30) of Kilcorney has been hailed a hero for the remarkable courage he showed when he threw himself on top of his girlfriend, Katie Healy, while protecting her at the Bataclan Theatre massacre in Paris. David was shot at point blank range with a Kalashnikov assault rifle by ISIS terrorists.

In an emotional post on Katie Healy’s Facebook page yesterday, Wednesday, she said together they would heal.

She sincerely thanked the French people for saving their lives and said she is “heartbroken” for Paris and its people.

She wrote that she needs to rest and could not speak without breaking down.

She explained that during the shooting she abandoned her bag and had no access to her mobile phone, email or certain social media accounts.

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