‘You’re missing your soul mate’: Survivors grieve year after Vegas massacre

Mike Cronk, 49, who survived the shooting and aided his best friend who was wounded, said it gets harder every day knowing the grim anniversary was approaching.

“Initially, I was angry but I kind of knew I really wasn’t going to get the answers I wanted,” he said.

Cronk, a retired schoolteacher from Tok, Alaska, said after the shooting he found himself unable to work and do things such as go to his children’s basketball tournament.

“For this last year, I just have no desire to be around people,” he said, adding it was too overwhelming to deal with his emotions.