On March 24, 2018, at the Washington D.C. March For Our Lives, Sam Fuentes, a survivor of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, took the stage to deliver a speech calling on lawmakers to enact stricter gun laws in the United States. Half way through her remarks, however, Fuentes paused and threw up. Unfazed, she told the crowd:
I just threw up on International Television, and it feels great!
She then continued her speech as Twitter blew up in support of her passion and poise even under such difficult circumstances. The moment even caught the online attention of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who tweeted a touching message to Fuentes!
It was a truly inspiring moment.
But even Fuentes couldn't believe she'd gotten a shout-out from the iconic author!
Rowling wasn't the only person inspired by Fuentes' speech!
Follow Sam Fuentes —> @funkpuncher. Her bravery cannot be explained in words. She is one resilient, amazing human being! #MarchForOurLivespic.twitter.com/5lKEWKxQMw
That support is giving Sam the strength to keep fighting even harder for what she believes in!
More important than a little bit of vomit, however, was the content's of Fuentes' speech.
She eloquently called for compromise in America, asking for people at rallies around the nation to "forget your sides and colours, let's save one another."