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Baby Boy Born 2 Days After Las Vegas Shooting Receives Name Worthy Of A Survivor

There have been hundreds of stories coming out of Las Vegas following the mass shooting that took place at the Route 91 music festival. Over the first few days it was difficult to look past (and it still is) the full scale of the tragedy that took place there, but now we are starting to see some stories of perseverance and heroism.  


Markie Coffer was extremely pregnant when she and her boyfriend decided to attend the festival in hopes of convincing the baby it was time to make his grand entrance (she was a week past due on the day of Route 91).


They were listening to Jason Aldean play when they suddenly heard the first wave of gunshots. Coffer's boyfriend, Travis Matheson, an army vet immediately reverted back to his training in order to help get his pregnant girlfriend and his brother make it to safety.

They began to army crawl their way to safety, but Travis's brother Cody ended up catching a bullet in his shoulder. They got out of there and immediately made their way to a hospital, both so that Cody could receive attention for his bullet wound, and so that they could make sure that the baby was still fine.

Two days later they welcomed their son into the world.

Markie and Travis were trying to decide what to name their new little miracle. Thinking back on the last few days that they had gone through they thought it best to pay homage to the strength of their new born son for making it through.

They named him Wyatt a name which comes from Old and Medieval English and is a combination of words which mean battle, brave and hardy, or more simply, strength in battle


It is a fitting name for a young child who has already endured so much, and he doesn't even know it yet.