Mintz was expected to survive after undergoing surgery.
“From what I’m hearing, he’s fine,” his cousin, Derek Bourgeois said. “But he’s going to have to learn to walk again.”
Mintz tried to save as many lives as possible on his son’s sixth birthday, even though he knew that his actions might end up costing him his own life.
“It’s my son’s birthday, it’s my son’s birthday,” he said over and over again as he lay on the ground, severely wounded.
Mintz’s cousin wasn’t surprised at all that Mintz had tried to save people’s lives.
“It sounds like something he would do,” Bourgeois stated.
“After leaving the Army, Mintz had moved to Oregon and done a bit of mixed martial arts. He had been working at the local YMCA while he enrolled at the community college with an eye toward becoming a fitness trainer,” The Daily Beast reported.
The Oregon shooter had no compassion and no respect for human life, and he apparently slaughtered 10 people just to try to make a name for himself.
However in those dark moments, America showed that in every corner of America there are good people who will do whatever it takes to stop evil. Mintz is a true American hero who deserves our recognition and thanks. It takes a special type of person to run into the line of fire in an attempt to save other people’s lives.