Epoch Times Photojournalist Captures Hero in Laguna Woods Church Shooting Story
Photojournalist John Fredricks recently captured the thoughts of friends and colleagues of Dr. John Cheng whose heroic action most likely saved many lives during a church shooting in Laguna Woods, a primarily senior community in Southern California’s Orange County.
Fredricks’ primary beat is regional coverage, including breaking news and feature reporting in the Greater Los Angeles area for The Epoch Times.
Dr. John Cheng Remembered by Friends and Patients as ‘Best Doctor’ and ‘Hero’
ALISO VIEJO, Calif.—Residents and patients are mourning Dr. John Cheng outside of his office in Aliso Viejo, California, with flowers and hand-written letters commemorating the compassion and selflessness he embodied throughout his life, which was cut short by a May 15 mass shooting at a church in the neighboring city of Laguna Woods.
BY JOHN FREDRICKS
THE EPOCH TIMES
“What inspired me to get involved in medicine in the first place is I come from a family of physicians, and I saw the care that my father viewed upon his patients in a small community in East Texas,” Dr. John Cheng said in a 2012 video introducing his medical practice. “It’s those small-town values that were engrained in me when I was younger that really help create this sense of community, and in this modern society in these modern times, we miss a lot of that.
“With each individual patient that comes in our doors is that … we can touch their lives for the better.”
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John Fredricks is a friend of Media on Mission who loves his work as well as tacos. He has come alongside the effort to share God’s movement through media industry types working in all platforms. Be sure to check out his work at JohnFredricks.com.