Pulse Shooting Survivor Angel Colon Takes First Unassisted Steps


It’s been two months since the horrific massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub snuffed out 49 innocent lives and altered many more irrevocably.

Angel Colon, who survived the attack, was shot six times and trampled by clubgoers trying to flee. The 26-year-old Zumba instructor was rescued by police officer Omar Delgado, who dragged him to safety at a nearby Wendy’s.

Last week, Colon danced while seated at the 2016 Zumba Fitness Instructor Convention in Orlando.

But yesterday, the two-month anniversary of the massacre, he posted a video showing him taking his first steps without help.

The clip was flooded with hundreds of positive comments and has been shared more than a thousands times on Facebook.

True Life: We Are Orlando airs Monday, August 15, at 8pm on MTV.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.