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FOX5 Unique Report: 1 October – One Month Later

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

FOX5’s “1 October: One Month Later On” is a special news documentary that chronicles the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history and how our neighborhood ended up being more powerful afterward.

The documentary starts hours before the shooting on a stunning Sunday afternoon where fans attending the Route 91 Harvest Celebration believed they would simply be taking pleasure in a nation concert.

The joy rapidly turns to mayhem and tragedy as shots sound out and everyday people quickly become larger than life heroes.

Lastly, our story concludes with a look at how our community will move forward and how the 58 victims killed in the mass shooting will be kept in mind for several years to come.

[SLIDESHOW: Pictures of the 58 Victims]

VIEW the entire FOX5 “ 1 October: One Month Later” unique news documentary listed below:

WEB EXCLUSIVES: “1 October – One Month Later” Raw Interviews

Oliver Heigh, a daily person turned local hero, was included in our FOX5 special documentary “1 October– One Month Later On.” See listed below for more of Oliver’s stunning account of how he helped many people who were shot and hurt at the Route 91 Harvest Celebration, get to safety.

Las Vegas Metro Authorities Department Officer Paul Wojcik remembers getting the call verifying his dear pal and fellow officer Charleston Hartfield was killed in the 1 October shooting at the Path 91 Festival on the famous strip. Paul was featured in our FOX5 special documentary “1 October– One Month Later.” See more of his raw interview below.

Dr. Kevin Menes, emergency clinic doctor at Dawn Hospital in Las Vegas, was featured in our FOX5 unique documentary “1 October– One Month Later On.” In this raw web exclusive, Dr. Menes recounts how his typical Sunday graveyard shift, turned into an among the most chaotic scenes of fear and survival in his medical career.

RELATED STORIES: The Healing Continues #VegasStrong

The Las Vegas neighborhood showed assistance for a guy who lost his other half and the mom of their kids on 1 October FOX5’s Alyssa Deitsch shares how the neighborhood is assisting them cope (watch below).

Las Vegas shows assistance for guy who lost partner on 1 October

The people of Las Vegas share the story of the city and reveal exactly what it suggests to be #VegasStrong. FOX5’s Dave Hall catches their heartfelt response (watch listed below).

Las Vegans share exactly what it suggests to be #VegasStrong
ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Community Responds to 1 October.

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Judge in Las Vegas states 4-month trial expected in Bundy standoff

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Steve Marcus Bundy household supporter Brand name Thornton blows a shofar outside the federal courthouse as jury choice starts for Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his boys and co-defendant Ryan Payne, in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.

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Jury Selection Starts For Cliven Bundy Trial Introduce slideshow”A trial could take four months for Nevada rancher and

states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy, his 2 boys and another co-defendant accused of leading a self-styled militia to prevent federal representatives from removing Bundy cattle from public rangeland, a federal judge told potential jurors on Monday. Jury selection alone could take a number of days, Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria

Navarro informed 49 individuals during a very first day of questioning about their backgrounds, viewpoints and capability to impartially decide whether Bundy, boys Ryan and Ammon Bundy, and co-defendant Ryan Payne of Montana conspired to lead an armed uprising against the federal government. Similar-sized groups of prospective jurors are due for questioning through Thursday. “Although they are accused, they begin trial with a clean slate,”the judge stated of the accuseds. Court procedures began with security incredibly tight inside the federal court house in Las Vegas,

and in the courtroom where observers are banned from having electronic devices consisting of cellular phones. A little sidewalk demonstration outside echoed more robust demonstrations organized by Bundy backers during 2 previous trials. Those proceedings ended in April and August with district attorneys failing to gain complete convictions of six accuseds who had assault-style weapons

with them during an April 2014 standoff involving Bundy backers, protesters and federal agents near the Nevada town of Bunkerville. The fight came from Cliven Bundy’s refusal to pay grazing charges to a federal government that he preserves has no authority over public land, consisting of

exactly what is now Gold Butte National Monolith, where he states Bundy household cows have actually grazed given that the early 1900s. The assertions by the 71-year-old patriarch of a Mormon family with 14 kids and more than 50 grandchildren has roots in an almost half-century battle over public lands involving ranchers in

Nevada and the West, where the federal government controls huge expanses of land. The 4 offenders were conspicuous in Monday’s courtroom, sitting wearing red prison scrubs beside their lawyers– including one aiding Ryan Bundy, who is representing himself. Each accused has been in federal custody because his arrest in Oregon in early 2016, and each has actually opposed his pretrial confinement. Each informed Navarro when she asked on Monday that his decision not to wear civilian clothing was voluntary.” My clothing is my choice today,” Ryan Bundy said.” Yeah. I believe they look pretty good,”Ammon Bundy quipped. Numerous prospective jurors

, who were described in court by juror numbers rather of names, stated serving through the vacations to the end

of February would present a hardship for them, their families or their companies. One said she is a full-time student at UNLV, who

also works 30 hours a week to make ends satisfy. The jury that is eventually seated will hear a case about armed conflict in a city still reeling following the Oct. 1 Las Vegas Strip shooting by a man who authorities state fired assault-style weapons from windows of a high-rise gambling establishment hotel into an al fresco music celebration crowd, eliminating 58

people and hurting nearly 550 before likewise killing himself. The start of trial was delayed almost three weeks following the massacre. Ammon Bundy’s attorneys, Daniel Hill and Morgan Philpot, asked the judge on Monday for another hold-up. Philpot cited media reports that he stated make “a direct correlation in between this trial which event. “Authorities including the FBI and Las Vegas authorities have actually not disclosed if they have actually determined an intention for Strip shooter Stephen Paddock’s rampage. None has connected Paddock with Bundy. Bundy, his children and Payne each faces 15 felony charges consisting of conspiracy, assault and threats versus federal officers, guns counts, obstruction and extortion. Convictions on all charges might bring the possibility of more than 170 years in prison.

Las Vegas airport records another 4-million-passenger month

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Steve Marcus An American Airlines guest jet removes from McCarran International Airport June 5, 2017.

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Las Vegas aviation authorities say the city’s airport is on track to break its year-end record as September marked the seventh consecutive month it logged more than 4 million guests.

Figures from the Clark County Department of Aviation reveal that the McCarran International Airport saw a more than 2 percent increase in guest volume last month as compared with September 2016.

More than 36 million individuals have flown in or out of the Las Vegas airport this year, putting it on speed to reach past the year-end record of nearly 48 million set in 2007.

In spite of the total boost last month, the airport’s top four scheduled carriers all skilled declines in between 2 percent and 3.5 percent as compared with the very same month last year.

FBI saves 3-month-old, 5-year-old sis in across the country sex trafficking crackdown

By Alaa Elassar, CNN

(CNN)– Two sisters, one 5 years of ages and the other 3 months old, were rescued in Denver by undercover agents throughout this year’s FBI-led sting operation versus sex traffickers, officials stated.

The supposed trafficker, a pal of the kids’s household, made a deal to offer them for sex for $600, the FBI said. The good friend communicated with an undercover representative, the FBI said in announcing details of Operation Cross Country XI.

While this alleged criminal offense alone is troubling, 82 other juveniles were saved during recently’s nationwide sweep. Some 120 individuals were arrested.

In spite of the arrest numbers, the work is far from over.

“Regrettably, the number of traffickers arrested– and the variety of kids recovered– strengthens why we have to continue to do this crucial work,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a statement.

For these young children, life might never return to the way it was in the past. Holly Gibbs, a child sex trafficking survivor and the patient care director of Dignity Health, stated, “Human trafficking is a worldwide public health crisis. What took place to these children is a tragedy, and they have a long journey ahead of them. But for the moment, I am glad that they are safe.”

Average age of victims is 15

On October 13, the second day of the operation, a minor was saved by the FBI in El Paso, Texas, when a 16-year-old female victim was advertised online for “home entertainment,” officials said.

The girl was accompanied by a 21-year-old female who provided an undercover agent sexual intercourse with both her and the minor victim for $200, officials stated. Inning accordance with the FBI report, the lady along with the driver, another woman, who took the minor and 21-year-old to the undercover officer’s area, were arrested.

Among the recuperated victims across the country was one from Russia. Local and state companies were involved in the operation, as were authorities as far as the Philippines and Thailand.

The typical age of the victims recovered from this year’s operation is 15, the FBI stated. Sellers tried to pimp them to outsiders from hotels, truck stops or online.

Often, sex trafficking can involve relative or household pals.

Bradley Myles, CEO of the Polaris Task, which launched a human trafficking hotline, says traffickers typically victimize those with injury in their childhood history. And, he stated, there often are issues down the roadway.

“There are ACEs, adverse youth experiences, and the more ACEs that somebody has the greater likelihood that they’ll experience other forms of injury and abuse in life,” stated Myles, who was not associated with the operation but said he hopes the children are provided the resources they have to one day recover.

Focusing on the victims

At an interview in Denver on Thursday, District Lawyer George Brauchler advised traffickers that undercover agents and job force officers are constantly hiding, be it behind electronic cameras, on the Web or in a gambling establishment, prepared to make another bust.

“To those out there who are viewing this who might get themselves at the opportunity to exploit kids or to take part in even the adult sex trade, this is a little a caution. … The people that you can’t see behind those video cameras, they are fins. They are fins in the water and they represent sharks who exist all the time.”

“And my recommendations to you is to avoid of those waters where the kids are, to avoid of those waters where exploited grownups are for sex, because they are out there and they will get you. And when they get you, my workplace will manage the rest.”

The FBI continues to work with companies and organization specializing in child protective services for the 84 saved children.

There are still thousands of kids secured shackles as chess pieces in a game of sex slavery, and without consistent efforts, Myles stated he doesn’t believe it will end

“We are seeing about approximately 23 cases a day. So we need that everyday drumbeat of a 24-hour action throughout the nation,” he stated. “Operation Cross Nation doesn’t occur every day. But these cases are breaking throughout our nation every day.”

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2-month-old young boy trampled to death by pet dog

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Michael James Obergas was carried to a Houston health center where he was noticable dead.

Inning accordance with cops, the young boy was left in his bed room when among the two household pet dogs went into the space and attacked the infant.

Both pet dogs will be euthanized and evaluated for diseases, including rabies.

It’s unclear what made the pet dog attack the baby.

The moms and dads were questioned by authorities, but no charges were filed.

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Missing lady stayed alive for month in wilderness consuming berries, mushrooms

BULLOCK COUNTY, AL (WSFA) –

A female determined to see her enjoyed ones again endured a painful experience for weeks in the woods of Bullock County. Her survival story is being called a miracle.

Lisa Theris, 25, of Louisville, had actually been missing out on for almost a month when she emerged from the wood line on Highway 82 over the weekend and was spotted bysomeone driving by. A huge search had actually been underway for Theris and covered numerous counties, with multiple firms involved in the examination.

Now, more stunning information are appearing about her survival strategies. She had no shelter, no shoes, no phone, no bag and was all by herself in thousands of acres of separated, thick forest. There were no roadways or homes anywhere around her in the extensive block of land.

Constable Raymond Rodgers stated Theris was identified on the side of the roadway around 2 p.m. Saturday by a lady owning down Highway 82 near the Bullock County and Barbour County line.

“A motorist from Florida was driving 82 east of Midway and saw something moving in the bushes. She returned and there was the young lady in the woody area. She called us and told us she had located the missing person,” the sheriff said. “Finally the young lady has actually been found and she’s alive. Thank God.”

Theris was treated at the local emergency clinic and reunited with her household, who rushed to Bullock County after getting the news that she was found.

The sheriff shed some light on how Lisa survived as she was exposed to brutal aspects day and night.

“She had been out lost in the woods,” he said. “She stated she was drinking water from a brook and eating berries and mushrooms.”

He also revealed that Lisa lost 50 pounds throughout the weeks she was on her own in the wilderness. Hungry and thirsty, officials stated it was really disorienting for her and she kept getting turned around. Search groups, geared up with dogs, covered a lot of ground trying to find her, but there were a lot of miles to cover in the thick woods.

Lisa informed authorities she was on the move, doing all she might to find an escape and get assistance. She lastly handled to make it to the highway on Saturday.

“The bugs had really been on her and she had a great deal of scratch marks. We didn’t ask her too many concerns. We wish to ensure her health readies so we got her on to the healthcare facility. We did not interrogate her at that time,” Sheriff Rodgers stated.

Theris was last seen in Midway before she went missing out on. Her family reported her missing on July 23.

Investigators state she was with 2 men who burglarized a searching camp in Midway on July 17-18. Lisa Theris did unknown they were going there to get into the lodge and steal things and didn’t wish to belong of it, authorities said. The 2 guys, Manley Davis and Randall Oswald, have actually given that been recorded and charged.

“She’s not acquainted with this location and apparently on the night she ran, she went into the woods in the evening and got lost. I simply thank God that she’s alive,” the constable said.

“It’s a relief to everybody. We put a great deal of male hours into this case to find her and this is a great result,” included Sgt. Chad Faulkner, lead investigator on the case. “Her will to live was strong, when you have a will to live and make it through. It’s a miracle.”

The examination into exactly what taken place is still ongoing and there are lots of questions surrounding the robbery, the 2 suspects and Lisa’s disappearance. Officials decreased to release other information at this point.

“We don’t have the overall information on whatever yet. We wished to make sure her health remained in the very best shape and in the days to come, we’ll get some responses,” Sgt. Faulkner stated. “She’s alive which’s all that matters at this moment. We can validate she remained in the location, but as far as that goes, we can’t validate anything else right now.”

Lisa Theris decreased to comment at her house in Louisville on Monday. Citizens in the town expressed their relief that she is back home and recovery from her frightening journey.

“I’m simply pleased she’s back and safe. That’s rough, being in the woods for a month. It might have been a lot worse. It’s excellent that she’s OK and back in your home,” stated James Starks.

Lisa’s sibling, Elizabeth, praised her resiliency.

“Words can not explain the happiness and relief we feel that she has been discovered and gone back to us,” Elizabeth Theris stated. “We are fortunate that she lives, she is so strong and has actually made it through so much. She is badly deteriorated, she is in pain, she is emaciated. There is not an inch of her that has actually not been affected.”

Loved ones are enjoying spending quality time with Lisa as she recuperates.

“She has some issues and has a great deal of recovery to get through but she is standing strong and filled with jokes as ever,” her bro, Will, stated. “The next couple of weeks will be rough, however she is handling it all like a trooper and our household will continue to do all we can to help. We are very happy for everybody’s ideas and prayers.”

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Father implicated of rubbing hot sauce, pepper into eyes of 2-month-old

Shawn FoltzShawn Foltz Shawn Foltz MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP)– A Moorhead guy is accused of rubbing hot sauce and cayenne pepper in the eyes of his 2-month-old daughter and keeping her from breathing until she turned blue.

Thirty-one-year-old Shawn Foltz is charged with overlook of a child, malicious penalty of a child and 2 counts of third-degree attack, all felonies.

KFGO radio reports that Foltz admitted to private investigators that while he was at work he considered methods to damage the toddler. Authorities state he also snapped her with a towel, burned her by spraying warm water in her face and threw fireworks at her.

Foltz apparently implicated the victim’s 3-year-old sibling of triggering the injuries by hitting her with a toy gun.

Foltz’s lawyer, Rex Tucker, could not be reached on Sunday.

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Pet that killed 6-month-old is euthanized

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The pit bull mix that eliminated a six-month old child Monday in the northwest Las Vegas Valley was put down Tuesday afternoon. The Clark County Coroner’s Workplace recognized the infant as Kamiko Dao Tsuda-Saelee, from Las Vegas. The kid’s cause and way of death remained pending Tuesday.

Inning accordance with Officer Laura Meltzer, of Las Vegas City police, a call of an attack came in at 1:13 p.m. in the 9100 block of West Brilliant Grassy field Court, which is near North Fort Apache Road and West Centennial Parkway.

Tsuda-Saelee was required to Centennial Health center. She later died while in treatment, according to Clark County representative Dan Kulin.

Police said the infant had actually been playing in a walker near the pet dog when the canine assaulted the baby. Tsuda-Saelee’s mother was able to stop the attack, but her child had currently suffered substantial injuries.

City’s Abuse and Neglect detectives were contacted us to the scene. Police said it appears to be a “tragic accident” and no criminal charges were prepared for.

Clark County Animal Control Officers took custody of the nine-year-old canine. Kulin said the owner “gave up” the pet dog Monday and that because the pet dog assaulted and killed, it would not be allowed to be adopted.

Cops advised moms and dads, guardians and caretakers to supervise interactions in between family pets and small children.

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Decision expected next month in legal dispute over Elvis show

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John Locher/ AP In this April 23, 2015, image, a female trips an Elvis exhibition on the first day of “Graceland Provides Elvis: The Exhibition, The Program, The Experience” at Westgate Las Vegas. Numerous Elvis Presley artifacts and memorabilia are still being held by the gambling establishment, a year after the King’s estate filed a lawsuit to get those prized possessions back.

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Hundreds of Elvis Presley artifacts and souvenirs are still being held by Westgate Las Vegas, a year after the King’s estate filed a suit to get those valuables back from a brief display.

Westgate Chief Operating Officer Mark Waltrip stated Wednesday that the items– including phase clothing, fashion jewelry and letters, to name a few artifacts from the profession, home and wedding event of Elvis– remain locked up at the gambling establishment site where the now-shuttered “Graceland Provides Elvis” tourist attraction once stood.

The disagreement stems from the 10-year leasing contract that Westgate alleges the exhibit defaulted on when it left the off-Strip casino space.

A judge ruled in Might 2016 that Elvis Presley Enterprises, which runs the Graceland destination in Memphis, Tennessee, might get them back by publishing a $9 million bond while the leasing problem was pending.

All parties rather consented to take the case into arbitration. Waltrip stated a judge’s decision is expected in the next month.

The Presley estate didn’t return calls and e-mails looking for comment.

Westgate took control of the items in February 2016 when the attraction, which included a museum exhibition, wedding event chapel and theater, closed down. The operator abruptly announced it was giving up, a move the casino recommended was caused by poor attendance and poor marketing and marketing efforts.

Westgate at the time likewise said that the display was defaulting on its lease. The gambling establishment said it spent millions of dollars equipping the area and was holding the items to recoup loan owed as part of the leasing arrangement.

The estate responded by submitting the lawsuit to obtain the products that it stated Westgate aggressively took without a genuine legal basis.

The attraction was open less than a year but had debuted with excellent fanfare in the exact same gambling establishment where Elvis carried out several hundred programs, back when it was referred to as the Las Vegas Hilton and The International. It was billed as the largest screen of Elvis memorabilia outside of his renowned Graceland.

The Las Vegas destination included a 28,000-square-foot exhibit that featured a turning display of Elvis products, consisting of the $1 million-a-year tablecloth contract that Elvis inked to carry out at exactly what is now the Westgate and the two-piece black tunic and single-button black suit that he used for his first performances there. There was also an Elvis Presley wedding chapel on website, which was featured on NBC’s “Today Program” when it hosted its very first event with the King’s ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, as the bride-to-be’s surprise matron-of-honor.

Discount rates are aplenty for ‘Kids Free San Diego’ in month of October

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Bryan Chan and his child in San Diego from Oct. 9-10, 2015, for “Kids Free San Diego.”

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Bryan Chan and his child in San Diego from Oct. 9-10, 2015, for “Kids Free San Diego.”

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Bryan Chan and his daughter in San Diego from Oct. 9-10, 2015, for “Children Free San Diego.”

Fall in Las Vegas arrives with a cyclical chain of occasions: Pools start to close for the period, closets are looked for that one jacket we own, and the electric costs unexpectedly hangs back down to double numbers.

Newsfeeds fill up with apple pickers and leaf peepers as families east of Las Vegas seem to celebrate the modification by drinking pumpkin spice lattes in cable-knit sweaters.

But before becoming grumpy over period envy, keep in mind one thing: The West Coast is the very best coast, and there’s no better example of that than “Kids Free San Diego” returning for the month of October.

About 4 1/5 hours by vehicle or an hour by flight, it’s easy to remember why you never took that job in Ohio once you see the blue waves of the Pacific. While the rest of the country is starting to stack firewood, San Diego is still delighting in another month of flip-flops, tank tops and beach weather condition.

So it’s not a surprise that the city is restoring this significantly popular promotion for a 4th year in a row.

Throughout the month of October, more than 100 San Diego hotels, dining establishments, attractions, museums and transport business provide “kids complimentary” incentives, varying from totally free admission with a paid adult to complimentary dishes and welcome features.

As anybody with kids will confirm, those kinds of savings make for a significant distinction to any budget-conscious getaway, and there’s still time to delight in one of the top-rated family destinations in the nation.

Some of the “Children Free San Diego” highlights consist of:

The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park provide children ages 10 and younger complimentary admission. So get the next-door neighbors, nieces and nephews, those remote cousins and other kids you owe a favor and going to see a few of the world’s rarest and most exotic animals.

You’ll need to pay for parking and the adult ticket, however you can let the children loose for an entire day. The San Diego Zoo is home to more than 3,700 birds, reptiles and mammals, while the Safari Park is 1,800 acres, house of the Tiger Trail and a forested environment to the rare Sumatran Tiger.

SeaWorld San Diego provides a free kid admission (ages 3 to 9) with a paid adult admission. Exact same offer for the popular Dine with Shamu experience.

Legoland offers a totally free kid park hopper admission (ages 12 and under) with a paid adult park hopper admission. Saturday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 30, feature Brick or Treat, a Halloween improvement of the park during after-hours, where costumes are encouraged, unique performances remain in the spotlight, and sweet is dispersed at designated stations.

This is a separate ticket purchase, however for kids and families who enjoy Halloween, it’s a reward well worth the cash. Legoland is a popular attraction, and its trips and attractions are primarily tailored toward the younger set. Nothing too quick or terrifying.

One of the additions to this year’s program is the Gondola Co. in Coronado. As many as 4 kids can travel free of charge with every full-price paid couple. Families will move through the scenic canals and waterways of Coronado Cays aboard a Venetian-style gondola.

At the family-friendly Paradise Point Resort & & Health spa on Objective Bay, children will have the ability to bet free on land and sea with an unique “island allowance” worth $50. The credit can be used toward bike or paddleboard rentals, miniature golf, ice cream or any of the resort’s lots of other kid-approved facilities. One allowance per household.

The citywide promotion likewise consists of helicopter rides, speedboat adventures and more than three-dozen museums. All offers stand Oct. 1-31, and age limitations and other constraints differ by venue and activity. For a full listing of “Kids Free San Diego” individuals and offers, go to SanDiego.org/ KidsFree.

Benefit from our close distance to Southern California. October implies lighter crowds and ideal weather condition to enjoy a family trip at half the regular cost.

And in about a month, after all the apples have been chosen and leaves have actually fallen off trees waiting to be raked, post images from your journey for East Coast pals.

Or, better yet, that a person selfie from the beach with the hashtag #wishyouwerehere.

Bryan Chan is a Las Vegas-based freelance author.