Hero Mom Saves Son From Bullets In Orlando. What He Does At Her Funeral? OMG.

Isaiah Henderson was dancing with his mother, Brenda Lee Marquez-McCool, at Pulse nightclub in Orlando when they heard loud gunfire.

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They were both facing certain death, but instead of fleeing, Brenda threw herself in front of her son, bravely shielding him from the gunfire, ultimately giving her life to save her son’s. Henderson paid an especially touching tribute to his mom, who died to save his life. Everything did not go as planned, though, as it was extremely difficult for Henderson to deliver his speech. Overwhelmed by emotion, his brothers had to come to his aid.

“I never thought that her life would be ended right in front of my eyes,” Henderson said. “My mother accepted everyone with open arms. She loved everybody equally, no matter what.” It was at this moment that his brothers rushed to him to console him, as he could barely keep himself together. “I haven’t stopped crying since,” he said.

There was some humor as well, as the attendees took some time to remember the always cheerful Marquez-McCool. She mothered 11 children, all of which shared a few words in honor of their mother’s memory. “We used to play fight, but I obviously lost. She’s a linebacker!” joked Henderson. Everyone laughed. Most of her family pitched in with a few touching words, but her brother Santos was the only one of her siblings to share a few words with the crowd.

“I have nothing to say to you because my heart is on fire. I have no words,” said her brother, Santos. He spoke fondly of his family’s cultural heritage and how his sister embodied it to perfection. He claimed she was quite the dancer, and as he finished his speech, he pointed to the sky and said, “tell Jesus to step up the salsa game.” After the funeral, family and friends gathered in front of the church and released 150 white balloons in honor of her memory.

Everyone embraced each other and soon after retreated to a private room, reserved for the relatives. Her other son, Robert Pressley Jr., sang a tribute to his beloved mother. He struggled to finish the song, and at times even had to pull the microphone away and hold down his head, as the sheer intensity of emotions were too much for the young man. Brenda was one of 49 killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting on June 12.

Another 53 people were injured by the gunman, Omar Mateen, who later died in a shootout with Orlando police. While some public figures were quick to pin down the shooter’s motives as religious extremism, many questions remain unanswered. The shooting was America’s deadliest mass shooting and the country’s bloodiest tragedy since the September 11 attacks in 2001.