A 10-year-old girl who was critically injured in the shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24 became the last survivor to leave the hospital last Friday.
Mayah Zamora spent 66 days receiving treatment at the College of Health in San Antonio after being shot by gun crazed Salvador Ramos in Uvalde, Texas.
A video released by the Medical College showed Zamora walking out of the hospital handing out single-flowered roses to staff members as they gathered to applaud her. They also chanted: ‘Mayah! Mayah! ‘
A tweet from the hospital read: ‘Today was a fun day at University Hospital! Our last patient after the Uvalde shooting, Mayah Zamora, 10 years old, has been discharged! ‘
The post continued: ‘She is our hero and we can’t wait to see all she achieves in the future!’
It was accompanied by the hashtag: #MayahStrong.
The Uvalde school shooting has shocked the country and renewed calls for gun reform laws. In total, 19 children and two teachers were killed. Three others were injured, including Zamora.
Mayah Zamora spent 66 days receiving treatment at the Medical College in San Antonio after being shot by a crazed gunman Salvador Ramos in Uvalde, Texas.
On July 29, Zamora, 10, was released from the hospital, with staff at the hospital shouting: ‘Mayah! Mayah! ‘ finally when she came out of her room
Zamora’s family says that during her time in the hospital, she underwent surgeries and started physical therapy
The shooting is the second deadliest school shooting in American history, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.
A GoFundMe page set up to help Zamora’s family pay medical bills said the fourth-grader was forced to undergo multiple surgeries after being fatally stabbed by Ramos.
In addition, the money raised on the crowdfunding page will help pay for necessary medical expenses in the future.
At the time of writing, the page has raised nearly $110,000. A family member wrote on the page that Zamora is facing ‘a long road to recovery.’
Uvalde Independent School District will receive $1.25 million to provide trauma counseling services to staff and students.
Zamora’s teammates on her softball team also raised more than $4,000 for their injured friend by setting up a lemonade stand at a game, KSAT reported.
A teammate, Victoria, told the station at the time of the fundraiser: ‘She’s going to get better. I hope that she will feel better. And I would specifically tell them to pray, that I am praying, and hopefully, she feels better. ‘
While Zamora’s cousin told Fox San Antonio it was a miracle the 10-year-old was still alive and added: ‘We miss her smile, we remember her always cheerful and goofy around around us and cheering on all the other kids.’
At the time of writing, a GoFundMe page dedicated to Zamora has raised nearly $110,000. A family member wrote on the page that Zamora is facing a ‘long road to recovery’
Uvalde Independent School District will receive $1.25 million to provide trauma counseling services to staff and students
His 10-year-old brother, Ruben, wrote in a Facebook post in early July that his sister had started physical therapy and he did not know how long she would stay in the hospital.
Ruben said: ‘It can be as long as a month +, or as short as 2 weeks. We’ll have to see how far my sister can make progress. ‘
He continued: ‘But I’ll tell you what is that she’s strong, she’s determined, she’s stubborn, she’s tough- and above all of that.. she wants to come out of the disease. that hospital. She has surprised doctors a lot and she is trying to find more than that. ‘
In June, staff at University Hospital upgraded her condition from severe to fair.
During her hospital stay, Zamora was visited by country music star Kevin Fowler on July 4
Fowler tweeted about meeting Zamora: ‘What a wonderful experience meeting this sweet little girl. She’s braver than I’ve ever been’
During her hospital stay, Zamora was visited by country music star Kevin Fowler on July 4.
In a series of tweets, Fowler said that Zamora and her family had planned to attend one of his concerts before the shooting. Upon learning of this, hospital staff contacted Fowler’s representative.
Fowler said in those tweets that Zamora was ‘the most amazing girl.’ In another message, Fowler said that Zamora had suffered multiple bullet wounds.
He also tweeted: ‘What a wonderful experience to meet this sweet little girl. She is braver than I have ever been. ‘
Fowler continued: ‘This whole experience really came to me. I have three daughters and I can’t imagine one of my children going through this. ‘
Speaking of Zamora’s parents, Christina and Ruben, Fowler describes them as ‘absolute angels’.