10-Year-Old Victim Of Uvalde Shooting Discharged From Hospital

A 10-year-old who was critically injured in the deadly school shooting in Uvalde in May was discharged from the hospital on Friday.

Mayah Zamora was able to leave 66 days after she was first admitted.

10-Year-Old Victim Of Uvalde Shooting Discharged From Hospital

Mayah was taken to University Hospital in San Antonio in critical condition on May 24, when a shooter opened fire inside Robb Elementary School, killing 19 children and two adults.

And since then Mayah has undergone a series of surgeries and treatments. Maya’s family said in a GoFundMe on June 10 that she was facing a “long road to recovery.” This includes future hospital visits, mental health and trauma treatment.

Ruben Zamora, her brother, posted on Facebook in early July that she had started physical therapy, and it was unclear at the time how long she would have to stay at the hospital.

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“It can be as long as another month, or as short as 2 weeks. We will just have to see how much my sister can progress,” he wrote.

“But I’ll tell you what she is strong, she is determined, she is stubborn, she is hard-headed, and on top of all that.. she wants to get out of that hospital. She has surprised the doctors so much, and she’s gunning for more.”

Mayah walked out of the building to cheers on Friday as she handed flowers to hospital staff. She was the last patient injured in the Uvalde shooting to be discharged from a hospital.

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The Uvalde shooting is the second-deadliest school shooting in US history, after Sandy Hook in 2012.

Children who survived the Robb Elementary shooting have recalled playing dead during the rampage as they watched their friends and teachers die. In the days and weeks after the shooting, the families of the survivors raised money to pay for medical and therapy costs via GoFundMe.

The Uvalde school shooting came on the heels of a string of mass shootings across the country. As of July 31, at least 25,779 people have died from gun violence this year, 986 of them 17 years or younger, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive.

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