Anderson Cooper interviewed Bobby Eardley, who survived after taking shrapnel in his back but his boyfriend, Cameron Robinson, 28, died. Eardley told Cooper on CNN that Robinson helped him come out to his family and was great with his three children from a previous relationship.
“When I came out four years ago, I didn’t know how it was all going to go with my family. I knew they were accepting, but it took someone as special as Cameron to be able to open eyes for everyone and just learn love and acceptance. I’m so grateful to him for that and for an example that he was for not only me and my family and my kids. He was such a strong, strong person.
I just can not say enough amazing things about that man. He’s such an example to everyone he came into contact with in his life.“
He talked about Cameron’s last moments and his loss,
“I just wanted to make sure that he knew that he wasn’t alone in those moments and I held him and talked to him the whole time. I know he wasn’t the only victim and I know that so many other people are going through exactly what I’m going through, and my heart goes out to every single one of them.“
A GoFundMe was set up to help pay for funeral and medical expenses.
Bobby Eardley's partner died in Las Vegas: “I just can not say enough amazing things about that man." https://t.co/Xw1gTMa5ef
— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) October 4, 2017
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