But Short's knee buckled.
She said Danley returned to Australia regularly to visit friends she had made whilst living in Nerang. It hurt. Blood gushed from the wound.
The shooter spent his last moments firing desperately at the police through the door of his room at the hotel, said Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo. Police are trying to piece together a motive.
What we do know is that Nevada has particularly relaxed gun laws.
She is still in pain, but says it doesn't compare to the heartache she feels right now for the victims in Las Vegas.
A man lays on top of a woman as others flee the Route 91 Harvest country music festival grounds.
That's when Short and her friend turned around and started running.
With hundreds of victims still hospitalized, officials said the death toll was likely to rise.
"You kept hearing gunshots. There is no doubt about that and they just kept coming", said Sisco.
"This must stop", he said. She wanted to talk to her mother.
The shooting is unlikely to sufficiently shake up well-worn gun politics to produce meaningful changes in the nation's gun laws, even though public support for more regulation typically spikes after mass shootings.
Las Vegas's casinos, nightclubs and shopping draw some 3.5 million visitors from around the world each year and the area was packed with visitors when the shooting broke out shortly after 10pm local time (04.00 GMT).
Thousands of miles from the Las Vegas strip, a group of survivors reflects.
The sudden overflow of patients being taken to the hospital was so great, that those with non-life threatening injuries were being asked not to go to the emergency room. I want to thank everyone who came to Brad's aid.
New Frontier Armory employee David Famiglietti told NBC News that agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives interviewed the New Frontier employee who sold Paddock a rifle and a shotgun in the spring.