Last week, Destinee Mangum and her family met Portland hero Micah Fletcher, one of the three men who intervened when a man was verbally abusing Destinee and her Muslim friend while they were riding a train. Two of the men tragically died as a result of the attack.
Fletcher was wounded from the attack, and days later delivered this message: “If you live here, move here, or if you want to call this city home, it is your home,” he told ABC News. “And we must protect each other like that is the truth, no matter what the consequences.”
Destinee’s mother, Dyjuana Hudson, posted an emotional recounting of the meeting on social media: “Finally got a chance to meet one of the angels that saved my daughters life. Micah is one of a kind and a very strong young man that comes from two beautiful parents that we also had the pleasure of meeting today.”