10/03/2012 12:14 pm ET Updated Dec 03, 2012

Salon Meritage Hero And Stylist To Hold Beach Wedding


He was the hero who confronted the shooter and treated victims. She was a stylist who lost several friends in the massacre. They met at a funeral, and on Saturday they will wed in Seal Beach ceremony.

He may be the hero, but she is the one who rescued him.

They met at a funeral. It was his seventh funeral that week and day four of a drinking binge ― his attempt to quell the nightmares.

In the days that followed, he would become known as the hero of the Salon Meritage shootings, where nine people were shot and eight were killed on Oct. 12 in Seal Beach. But on this day, as he attended two funerals, he felt more lost than heroic.

It was her fifth funeral that week. A former stylist at Salon Meritage, she lost several friends in the massacre.