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Community fundraiser hosted by Aurora Theater Shooting victim & family

Medley family hosts fundraiser to help fire, crime victims

FLORENCE, Colo. - A year after the deadly shooting in an Aurora theater that killed 12 people, one of the victims is focusing on helping others.

Caleb Medley and his family are paying it forward.

Medley was one of 70 people injured when a gunman opened fire during the midnight premier of "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, 2012. Twelve people were killed.

Saturday's fundraiser at Florence High School raised money for the Fremont County Victim Advocacy Program and Black Forest Fire relief efforts.

The fundraiser included live music, comedians, and a silent auction.

The Medley family wanted to thank first responders and firefighters.

Medley stayed close to friends and family during the event and did not talk to the media about the event or his recovery.

Many people showed up to say hello to Caleb and offer him support.

"After what he has survived and what he has gone through and what he is still facing every day I just think it's wonderful that he and his family have come together to support others who are suffering even less than he is at this time," said Marge Tozier.

The Medleys said they plan on turning the fundraiser into an annual event.

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