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First responders and injury: Individuals responsible for conserving our lives face unique challenges

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N. Las Vegas woman shot 12 times to thank first responders

Kathleen Sweeney, who was shot 12 times in June 2014, credited first responding firefighters for saving her life. (FOX5 FILE)Kathleen Sweeney, who was shot 12 times in June 2014, credited first responding firefighters for saving her life. (FOX5 FILE).
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -.

A North Las Vegas female who was wounded 12 times in a shooting in 2014 is set up Thursday to speak about making it through the experience.

Kathleen Sweeney was the victim of a shooting that authorities say was committed by an ex-boyfriend on June 11, 2014. As the city explains, Sweeney had the ability to drag herself to a phone and call 911 after her former fan turned the gun on himself.

Very first responding police officers and fire teams dealt with Sweeney at the scene, took care of her 2 small children and hurried her to University Medical Center, the city stated.

Sweeney, who will speak to the media for the very first time since the near fatal encounter Thursday at North Las Vegas city hall, remained close with firemens and ended up being a cheerleader for the police department. The city said the fire department surprised her youngsters with toys and food last Christmas.

Sweeney will openly thank the first responders who saved her life throughout remarks set for 4 p.m.

. You can view her story Thursday night on FOX5 News at 10 p.m.

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