Orlando hospitals will not bill victims of Pulse nightclub attack

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Orlando Health are passing on an estimated bill of $5.5 million.

Orlando hospitals have said they will not be charging the victims they treated in the wake of the Pulse nightclub attack.

Many of the victims of one of the worse shootings in modern American history did not have proper medical insurance, but Orlando Health have this week = said they will not be billing any of the 53 patients.

CEO of Orlando Health, David Strong, told the press: “The Pulse shooting was a horrendous tragedy for the victims, their families and our entire community.

“During this very trying time, many organisations, individuals and charities have reached out to Orlando Health to show their support. This is simply our way of paying that kindness forward.”

The welcome news comes a week after one of the survivors, Angel Colon, posted a touching video of him recovering on Facebook

In the video Angel is seen taking his first steps without the assistance of a walking aid or helping hand.

He captioned the video: “Ahhhh Took my first Steps all by Myself!!!!!! SO HAPPY!!! #OrlandoStrong #AngelStrong #LoveIsLove”

Words Yusuf Tamanna

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