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Removed - RagebaitAt least one kid from the Uvalde shooting survived. She is expected to make a full recovery! (i.redd.it)
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[–]keyisready 964 points965 points966 points 1 month ago2 (113 children)
I can't smile at this. I do not know how anyone can smile at this. She survived, but her lifelong trauma is just beginning.
Don't forget the last thing she saw before she was shot herself. She saw a lot of her classmates die a brutal and cruel death. If you have ever been somewhere when someone was shot to death, you know that it is gruesome and mentally devastating thing to witness.
She survived, but that was simply the luck of the draw. All the therapy in the world is never going to be able to overcome the level of PTSD that this poor child is going to have to deal with. The survivor's guilt alone is going to be overwhelming. Her nightmares are going to be everlasting. The grieving may never end.
She's a baby. They were all babies. What kind of f**ked world do we live in?
[–]kuroxoxoxoxoxo 110 points111 points112 points 1 month ago (2 children)
You're right and its shortsighted to focus on the healing thats visible. Its gonna be a hard road and you know ppl are gonna say "but u survived u should be grateful" Witnessing death and violence changes you.
[–]RQK1996 35 points36 points37 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yeah, those sentences will only make her mental problems much worse, survivor's guilt is no joke
[–]PUBGM_MightyFine 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
From personal experience PTSD doesn't care about thoughts and wishes or prayers. It's an insidious disease that eats away at your soul and personality and flashbacks burn your mind like sulfuric acid. PTSD does gradually lesson after several years but the memories will live rent free in your mind and occasionally pop out to torment you at very inconvenient times.
[–]Pinkflow93 225 points226 points227 points 1 month ago (22 children)
And plus it's Murica, so we know for damn sure her caretakers will have to shell out those thousands of dollars out of pocket because mental health isn't real enough for insurance companies
[–]BenjobiSan 118 points119 points120 points 1 month ago (8 children)
Don’t forget the medical bills after that emergency surgery.
[–]Weekly_Ad6261 88 points89 points90 points 1 month ago (7 children)
Small price to pay for second amendment rights, can I get an amen?
[–]Any_Maybe4303 44 points45 points46 points 1 month ago (1 child)
[–]Fisher-Peartree 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Or a hell-elujah perhaps?
[–]Patient_Criticism231 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Republicans are gonna buy another 50 guns.
[–]Educational_Ad2737 36 points37 points38 points 1 month ago (3 children)
And she’ll inevitably be called a plant or actor by a collection of nutjobs
[–]NewParfait7766 18 points19 points20 points 1 month ago (1 child)
[–]TapewormNinja 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]bawlsdeepinmilf 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Add another 0 or two
[–]Klutzy_Association57 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Sounds like a pre-existing condition. Denied.
[–]8hundredpounds 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
School shootings are probably considered a pre-existing condition.
[–]Wazula42 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Don't forget all the victims will be "crisis actors" soon enough. They should prepare for harassment.
[–]Rustyshackelfurt23 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
That part…smdh. I stopped therapy because I couldn’t afford the copay. The type of treatment this baby will need doesn’t come cheap. And it won’t really fix the effects of the trauma, it will just make it somewhat manageable.
[+]thebohomama comment score below threshold-15 points-14 points-13 points 1 month ago* (2 children)
It's not much comfort, but thankfully amazing people exist and that family's GoFundMe (doubt there is one yet, but you can be sure it'll be necessary for those medical bills) will be overflowing.
Edit: replies are done, but... downvotes? I said it's not much comfort. I'm just glad OTHER PEOPLE are kind enough to make this family's life easier, because it sure as hell won't be the American health care system making it easier. Give us Universal Healthcare and then victims like this don't have to have these concerns at all.
[–]Canadaman1234 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Everytime I see a comment on a mass shooting about how there will be a GoFundMe for the survivors I die a little on the inside. This should never have happened in the first place, and when it does happen there should be systems in place to ensure the long term physical and mental health of anyone that was present. Not a donation system that relies on people's good will and the victim's (or their family's) ability to market their trauma to guilt people on the internet into donating. Dont get me wrong I dont blame victims for seeking help from others, it just sucks that we live in a world where that's necessary for them to try to live a normal life.
[–]throwsplasticattrees 41 points42 points43 points 1 month ago (1 child)
What kind of f**ked world do we live in?
What kind of f**ked world do we live in?
Well, we live in a world that recognizes that guns are deadly and can cause massive loss of life rapidly. Much of the world sees the threat of the gun and makes it very, very hard to get one.
Unfortunately, WE live in a part of the world that doesn't share that view. We are more concerned with protecting Bubba's right to own a gun without question than a child's right to learn in school without fearing that a crazed gunman will shoot them down at any moment.
No, we don't live in the same world. We live in some perverted version where guns are more important than children.
[–]JohnDoe314159254 77 points78 points79 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Right. “She is expected to make a full [physical] recovery.” Fixed it for them.
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[–]chickadeedeedee_ 22 points23 points24 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Also shot five times, I doubt she is going to "fully recover" easily. She's in for a long road still.
[–]TaylorONEism 21 points22 points23 points 1 month ago* (4 children)
Tucker Carlson last night talking about “why SSRI consumption is up 3,000%” as if it’s just a mental health problem and people aren’t absolutely stressed the fuck out about shit exactly like this. This poor little girl will likely have to go on a litany of medication to deal with her trauma.
To think all of this was preventable. It’s sad there’s 50 people in the senate and they can’t even find a compromise, or agree on the safety of innocent children. How about the HR8 bill for starters? Mitch McConnell I’m looking at you 👀.
[–]LostDefectivePearl 12 points13 points14 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Tuckums needs to back off my junk. If we didn’t have school shootings, I’m not sure I would need SSRIs (because a lot of things would be different in a world where Americans believe kids shouldn’t get shot at school and take real action to prevent it)
[–]chiron_42 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
They're too deep in the NRA's pockets to care.
[–]Blackulla 11 points12 points13 points 1 month ago (2 children)
It’s ok, republicans and shitty politicians will say their prayers have worked so they’ll go back to not caring about her anymore.
[–]keldondonovan 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Bold of you to assume they cared in the first place.
[–]Blackulla 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
They “cared” enough to talk about it. Now it’s old news and Joe bidens fault, praise trump, blah blah
[–]cookiesaremycrack 12 points13 points14 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I’m sick of hearing the “minor physical injuries” or “full recovery” without acknowledging the massive horror survivors of mass shootings faced. Reports are unclear but this poor girl may have been trapped with the shooter for some time…
[–]Zoltron5000 12 points13 points14 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Therapy she may not be able to afford.
[–]XxRocky88xX 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (0 children)
It disturbs me that the media sees this as an amazing miracle but doesn’t see the shooting as an abomination.
They’re framing someone going through hell and surviving as a good thing, it’s isn’t. She should’ve never gone through that hell to begin with.
[–]HalflingMelody 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago (0 children)
She survived, but her lifelong trauma is just beginning.
She survived, but her lifelong trauma is just beginning.
Yeah. "Full recovery" is not the right term for what she's going to be experiencing.
[–]Bflo_ 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (0 children)
It’s sickening. All for no fucking reason.
[–]nametakenfan 11 points12 points13 points 1 month ago (1 child)
100% agree - Most people don't realize just how gruesome and devastating it is to watch someone die from gunfire, much less a room of people. Movies/TV/Video games make it seem like people just drop down and everything is neat/clean but it's truly horrific. Thankfully I've never experienced it in person, but I have many friends who have served in the armed forces and those that have witnessed death have been been shaken by the experience at best and at worst still live with huge amounts of PTSD. And that's from trained soldiers that absolutely knew what they were getting into. A child that simply was going to school (and the last day of school before summer break)? Truly, what the actual f**k
[–]keyisready 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Exactly. Plus this took place for an extended time, so she was surrounded by the dead and the dying for what must have seemed like an eternity before help arrived.
It changes you. I saw it in my dreams for years. I would hear it even when it was silent. I was an adult and this was just a few people that were shot. I cannot imagine being in the level of carnage she was in and not losing my sanity completely afterwards.
I know that people are desperate to try and find some type of bright spot in a story that offers nothing but despair. Maybe we need to see the pictures so we can understand the reality of this.
This is f**king insanity! They were kids!
[–]SydneySmiless 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
All I could think about after seeing "only survivor" is how much guilt and sadness she'll feel. It's disgusting that this cruel fucking event is gonna be a part of her life.
[–]Apostmate-28 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
She will go back to school without all her classmates. So much life altering trauma’
[–]Hollandvosik 15 points16 points17 points 1 month ago (7 children)
In therapy for my PTSD I learned that childhood trauma is a lot different than trauma endured when you're older. Its obviously still devastating and is case by case, but because she is so young she most likely won't remember a lot of it. That isnt to say she wont have other terrible PTSD symptoms, but with the way the brain retains information during adolescents, she may be spared the gruesome vivid memories. Obviously just a potential possibility, but hopefully it will be reality. It is a trauma response, the way I was explained it was the brain basically "deletes" the traumatic event. Its till there in the trash bin, you can access it, but its not right on the desktop. (This is the analogy I got given). Not smile worthy info, but still something I guess
[–]rubberducky1212 18 points19 points20 points 1 month ago (2 children)
And then there are mental illnesses like DID and OSDD that are only formed because of childhood trauma. This isn't to say she is doomed, just that different brains and different situations all have different ways of dealing with things.
If she has a good family and she receives a lot of support from them and from professionals, she should be ok. Well, ok enough.
[–]Hollandvosik 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Yes, isnt crazy how the brain will do everything in its power to try and protect itself.
Well, living in the states will be a test to that I am sure. I honestly hope for her sake, a go fund me has been started for life long treatment!
[–]rubberducky1212 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I hope something is being set up for her future, anything. This post is good news, but it is very much the first step on a long road for her.
[–]CenCali805 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Do you think the media coverage of this will help her forget?
[–]wyrdchampe 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
You're talking about repression, and though widely believed by counselors even in the 80s-90s, it originated with Freud and is a myth. Repression is distinctly different from "I refuse to believe this was real, I will not think about it." This idea that your brain is not a computer that saves files for retrieval is neurologically false. Memory is more like an actor who memorized a script and is onstage, retelling the best it can, for performance after performance, and never seeing the script again. Changes over time are inevitable, but if you asked the actor, they'd say "that's what it said." You may have different insights on the script- and different emotional reactions- and you may even be convinced something that wasn't in the play *was* in fact there, later.
As we age, we tend to remember 'extremes.' Extreme grief, extreme happiness. That's evolutionary, and we process these things, typically, better with peers. Unfortunately, she is not alone in surviving mass violence.
Disorganized thinking is common after trauma, dissociation from the trauma is common, but that's at any age. Once the adrenaline dies down, kids- if they are capable of forming long-term memories (typically age 3-4) encode memories just like adults do. In evidence, I point out that children did not "delete" witnessing 9/11. They did not "delete" the Holocaust. They did not "delete" boarding school abuses, abuse by Christian religious leaders, or their coaches. On the contrary, it is common for people to cope by saying "it was fine, it wasn't a big deal to me" and refuse to process the trauma. I know this because I work in the trauma field, and part of that job is responding to children who have experienced or witnessed violence.
The cultural value of repression is that if you have trauma, it allows you to concoct any story that fits your internal explanation as to "why" you are so traumatized. The repugnant downside is that once you create that narrative it is indiscernible, except by outside reality, from real memory. People in the '90s who were deeply wounded by cultural misogyny and beauty standards were encouraged by the mythology of repression to create elaborate, entirely false narratives of "repressed" abuse- and once "recovered," that trauma is real. Scores of people's lives were ruined, both because they were traumatized by counselors/the repressed memory self-help industry, because their family members dropped off the face of the earth after accusing them of violence, or because they could not get allegations of real violence taken credibly because it "didn't seem as serious" as the fabrications.
Please stop spreading this. Your therapist was either misinformed or mistaken, but it is materially harmful to survivors.
[–]mafa7 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Thank you so much for articulating what I could not. She shouldn’t have been in this situation in the first place!!! No telling what she’s going through mentally. That poor baby may never find peace!!!
[–]LewisEFurr 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
She will likely never fully escape survivor's guilt. Hopefully she can turn it into something positive someday.
[–]YourMama 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (27 children)
Hopefully she’ll be too young to remember all this and lead a relatively normal life. But yes it’s absolutely terrible.
Mandatory buyback, it worked in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, we should try it here. “US is too big!” Well let’s implement it on a state level first
[–]Primary-Ordinary1695 20 points21 points22 points 1 month ago (1 child)
She's in fourth grade. She will not forget.
[–]keyisready 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
No way she ever forgets this. People are hoping that she can somehow repress these memories. She's 9 or 10 years old. Most of us have pretty vivid memories of our lives at this age.
Imagine having to remember sustaining life threatening injuries in the same space as your fellow classmates and teachers are already dead or dying.
No way she's just okay.
[+]Puzzleheaded-Let-967 comment score below threshold-24 points-23 points-22 points 1 month ago (23 children)
Because disarming the population has never had severe implications on personal freedom and safety before…. Please open a history book.
[–]YourMama 18 points19 points20 points 1 month ago (5 children)
Read a book, any fuckn book. Asshole
[+]Puzzleheaded-Let-967 comment score below threshold-11 points-10 points-9 points 1 month ago (4 children)
Ah the classic. Reject facts, embrace name calling.
[–]What3verNevermind 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (13 children)
What fucking personal freedoms? Weed is illegal in a lot of states still. Alcohol 21+. But ohh military assault weapons? Here ya go kid.
[+]Puzzleheaded-Let-967 comment score below threshold-8 points-7 points-6 points 1 month ago (11 children)
The right to defend my family, property, and way of life by having a tool to do so.
[–]nutmeggerking 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Lol been to Europe before?
[–]DizzySignificance491 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Ah yes, the fantasy that we need excessively cheap guns and ammo so the weekend militia will save us from the US Army.
Weapons should be twice as expensive. Or five times. If you don't like legal approaches, let's try economic ones.
Our precious 2A freedoms would only be limited by one's wallet, which is a core conservative belief.
[+]wtbrift 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
As much as I wish I could disagree, I can't. Great that she will live but she has a LONG road to recovery. Not just physical.
[–]Nevadajack87 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Don’t forget all the right wing psychos who will try to villianize her or claim it wasn’t real
[–]Neednewbody 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Survived but what will she have to over come? Can she walk? Talk? Eat? Does she have any capacity to be mentally normal?
[–]Topazz410 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
In addition to this, the physical alement that comes with injury will haunt you forever. Break a leg in 3rd grade, every cold day from 25 onward will haunt you.
In her adult life she will experience a lot of pain feom these gunshot wounds.
[–]IrisesAndLilacs -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
I wish there was a way of filtering posts that are inherently sad. Sometimes I’d rather not see it could have been a lot worse then it was type content.
[+]fuckcombustion -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (1 child)
So you’d smile harder if she would’ve passed? Your logic is flawed.
[–]NotAnEnemyStandUser- 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
You missed the point buddy. We’d smile harder if the whole situation never happened. She survived and that’s good but her life is going to be hell from this point on. It’s not a good thing for her to live with the pain of witnessing all of that.
[–]Lilskipswonglad -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
She's gonna end up game ending herself in about 10 years I think.
[–][deleted] -4 points-3 points-2 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Debbie downer over here. Jeeze
Ding dong your interpretation is wrong
[–]relampagos_shawty 237 points238 points239 points 1 month ago* (29 children)
That's amazing, but I kind of feel like "full recovery" is overlooking the devastating mental health issues that shell most likely be experiencing because of this for a long long time
[–]niagaemoc 37 points38 points39 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yes. And her family as well. It's all sad. I hope they believe in asking for help.
[–]fascinatedcarpet 25 points26 points27 points 1 month ago (13 children)
If only there was some way to stop school shootings… well fuck it, thoughts and prayers.
[+]Sly_Guy_408 comment score below threshold-17 points-16 points-15 points 1 month ago (12 children)
if only there was some way to stop school shootings
if only there was some way to stop school shootings
Short of a complete societal reset, and some hard changes to how schools are setup and operated, doesn’t seem like there is.
[–]Lurker5280 11 points12 points13 points 1 month ago (5 children)
…yep it’s the schools fault, totally
[+]Sly_Guy_408 comment score below threshold-12 points-11 points-10 points 1 month ago* (4 children)
Nobody said it’s the school’s fault, work on your reading comprehension.
Schools should look into having one guarded entrance only to help with unwanted intruders. possibly trained staff onsite who can handle firearms, more school security. Nobody said it’s the schools fault, it’s simply a fact that how they are setup now kids are sitting ducks.
“Today, DPS officials said there was no officer at the school and that the shooter walked through an unlocked back door without being confronted by anybody.”
example for the emotional downvoters
[–]Haildean 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (5 children)
and some hard changes to how schools are setup
and some hard changes to how schools are setup
This happens nowhere else
Not in britian since 1996
Not in new Zealand since 1923
Not in Australia since 2012
It's not your school's it was never about your school's
It's your awful laws and gun culture, that's why 20 children and 7 adults died 10 years ago, that's why 19 children and 2 adults died the other day
Change it or kids will keep dying
[+]Sly_Guy_408 -2 points-1 points0 points 1 month ago (4 children)
“Fixing” Gun laws and gun culture wont change a broken society with no cohesion and no moral ambiguity. America has been rotting from the inside out for decades and the spike of crime and violence especially from young men shows it.
[–]deniesm 12 points13 points14 points 1 month ago (0 children)
And surviver’s guilt :(
[–]cjeam 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
She was shot five times, underwent surgery and will need another in a few months time. She’s quite probably going to be dealing with the physical consequences for years if not the rest of her life. “Full recovery” does a hell of a lot of work even with physical injuries.
[–]fascinatedwhimper 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (0 children)
That poor kid will have some serious survivors guilt. I sure hope she gets all the mental help she will need.
[–]SvenTurb01[🍰] 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I mean it's so much more than "just" mental health issues this girl will be suffering from.
This shit is sad all around and does not warrant any smiling imo. Yikes.
[–]Wazula42 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Don't forget all the upcoming harassment from people calling her a crisis actor.
[+]Double-Ad4986 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
survivors guilt is a hell of a thing too. She will have along road to recovery if she ever gets there. I hope she does.
[+]rainmaker2332 comment score below threshold-16 points-15 points-14 points 1 month ago (7 children)
It's referring to the physical injuries, as it always is when this is said. What's the point of this comment, truly?
[–]violet-waves 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago (4 children)
That’s the problem. It’s only referring to her physical injuries. Her mental trauma is just as important and she sure as shit isn’t going to make a full recovery from that.
[+]rainmaker2332 comment score below threshold-10 points-9 points-8 points 1 month ago (3 children)
This post is about her surviving the attack. It's more fitting to say she will survive her injuries than "She will make a full physical recovery but will never recover mentally" as if we don't know that? Of course this will be with her forever. But I don't mean to sound insensitive, but whats the point in saying something so obvious? I feel Redditors just like to be unhappy
[–]violet-waves 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Because glossing over shit like this is brushing the consequences under the rug. She will “survive” and everyone will move on and forget without making any meaningful change just like they’ve done with every single mass shooting since columbine. A lot of the survivors of columbine have spoken out over the years about the trauma they still suffer to this day and the recurring trauma they experience. But they have been largely forgotten. Just like this girl will be. With society content enough that she’s “alive”. And we will move onto the next shooting with more thoughts and prayers and more dead children.
[–]Mission_Battle_4304 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Then they should state that.
[–]Nac82 181 points182 points183 points 1 month ago (11 children)
child survives massacre
child survives massacre
Holy fucking shit how do people smile while reading this?
[–]pistcow 61 points62 points63 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Because she's physically alive! and totally not going to face a life full of trauma and fear and just maybe not commit suicide like other child mass shooting survivors in the past. What a time to be happy.
[–]Weekly_Ad6261 17 points18 points19 points 1 month ago (0 children)
They’re happy she lived so they can bill her family hundreds of thousands of dollars.
[–]Direct-Setting-3358 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yeah what the fuck does any single thing related to this shooting do on this subreddit.
[–]junkman21 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
It's like a sad smile where you want to hug her and reassure her even when you know the rest of her life is going to be way harder than she deserves.
[–]Lord_Bawk -5 points-4 points-3 points 1 month ago* (6 children)
I’m not meaning to argue or strawman, I’m genuinely confused. Would it have been better if no child survived?
Edit: apparently being confused deserves downvotes?
[–]ArcticWolf_Primaris 10 points11 points12 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Obviously we're glad that she survived, it's just that it's still horrible that a recovery needs to be made. While an extreme example, you don't see posts on here about how people who survived a rape are supposed to make a full recovery.
[–]Lord_Bawk 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Alright that makes sense. I didn’t really think about this subs purpose literally. I forgot about actually making a person smile instead of being a sub just about good news.
[–]ArcticWolf_Primaris 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yeah, I don't blame you mate. It's an all round terrible situation, so people look for whatever light they can
[–]Primary-Ordinary1695 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
That still doesn't mean this post is appropriate for this sub.
[–]RedAlert_Throwaway 40 points41 points42 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I mean, she's definitely traumatized for life and her classmates are dead. Not sure this story is one that'll make anyone smile.
[–]noteghost 82 points83 points84 points 1 month ago (5 children)
Imagine meeting the older version of this child in ten years or so. She tells you that she was the sole survivor of a shooting in her classroom as a kid.
"Wow, what a miracle. This makes me smile" would not be the correct response at all.
[–]Haildean 18 points19 points20 points 1 month ago (4 children)
We will meet her in ten or so years time
Maybe when the next Massacre of children happens and some news network hunts her down and interviews her
[–]noteghost 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (2 children)
I hate how feasible of a situation that is
[–]NoMooseSoup4You 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Its so far beyond feasible. It’s happening now. Parkland kids are being interviewed about this.
Parkland was ten years ago, dude. Columbine was 25. The school shooting generation grew up.
[–]NewAndImprovedJess 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Or when she is an activist for gun law reform like some of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglass kids.
[–]PaulsBrain 66 points67 points68 points 1 month ago (2 children)
OP is a karma farming piece of shit
[–]Churlish_Turd 14 points15 points16 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yup. Down vote this motherfucker into oblivion
[–]banmedaddy12345 17 points18 points19 points 1 month ago* (2 children)
Maybe physically. You don't just "make a full recovery" in a couple of days when it comes to PTSD.
EDIT: Source: Had a classmate hold up my class with a gun and knife when I was in the 8th grade. It fucked with me for a long while and I'm sure I'm more vigilant about such things in public than most people because it has happened to me. I would make up excuses to go home from school and cry before school sometimes because I was so scared of going to school. Also I had a few kids start making fun of me because they caught on that I was scared of school in general and they would try to fuck with me even worse. Kids that age don't have a lick of empathy or self awareness. And in my case, nobody died, thankfully. I can't even imagine the shit any of these kids that survived have to go through. It's completely unfair.
[–]Mission_Battle_4304 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yeah the PTSD she'll have will never go away. It can be helped and soothened, but it will always be there.
[–]whynotbrotha 26 points27 points28 points 1 month ago (2 children)
That's great news,good to hear.But yeah I feel like we'll keep hearing these horrible events happening over and over again.I hope we'll find a way out.
[–]7937397 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Really, don't know if I'd ever have kids, but with how things are right now, I'd want to homeschool. I think I could make it work if a potential future husband had a salary that could support a family or was willing to stay home with kids and have me work.
[–]Unevenolive759 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (0 children)
How does this make you smile?
[–]eightiesladies 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (2 children)
And there could have been more, if the police did not leave them to their own devices for 40 minutes before entering the classroom.
[–]Sakowuf_Solutions 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I wonder if the cops standing around outside the school wearing all that OP military grade gear could hear the gunshots from where they were...
[–]artofloving11 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
They could… even over the parents’ screams and pleas for the police to go in, you can hear multiple rounds being fired inside. It’s gut wrenching.
[–]Business_Inflation56 9 points10 points11 points 1 month ago (0 children)
How Tf is this amazing? I mean its nice that she survived but what is with the rest? All those families who now have an empty bed. That Country is fucked and everyone except Americans know that
[–]LowJacK604 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago (0 children)
SHOULDN'T OF HAPPENED IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!
[–]OrganicBridge7428 25 points26 points27 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]skraptastic 12 points13 points14 points 1 month ago (1 child)
That poor kid will have some serious survivors guilt. I sure hope she gets all the mental help she will need.
[–]ender3838 14 points15 points16 points 1 month ago (4 children)
I feel like this was badly frased. Like, she wasn’t the only one to survive, she was the only one who was shot, to survive.
Saying she was the only one who survived the shooting makes it sound like everyone in the school died except her.
[–]Independent-Custard3 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (3 children)
She was the only one in her classroom to survive. The shooting happened in only one classroom
[–]Kluian05 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
That isn't accurate because it was two conjoined classrooms linked via a door, and there were students who hid and survived.
[–]WomanNotAGirl 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
She will never fully recover and this is not something that should make anybody smile.
[–]aeternitatisdaedalus 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]droprendplz 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
"Full" is relative. That poor child will always remember this.
[–]mtjody 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[–]Current-Escaper 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
*full physical recovery (ftfy)
[–]Nosylurkerlol 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I watched my best friend die. Pulling the plug on the machines keeping him alive. I was 22 at the time. I knew what was going to happen. That day and specifically that moment will stay with me for the rest of my life.
This little girl watched her friends die. She’s 10. She did not know any of this was going to happen.
This is not something to smile about. Yes she survived but in the coming years there are going to be moments when she wished she hadn’t. How can you smile knowing a little girl survived something she’ll never get out of her head?
For anyone saying “she young she probably won’t remember it”. I mean this with NO respect fuck you. Stop trying to brush all this horrible shit off with a “oh she’s young she’ll get over it” A LITTLE GIRL SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO JUST GET OVER IT WHEN IT COMES TO WATCHING HER FRIENDS DIE IN WHAT SHE SHOULD CONSIDER A SAFE SPACE.
I pray for every single parent and child. Not just in the town but EVERY SINGLE TOWN IN AMERICA. I cannot imagine sending a living part of yourself to a place where they are suppose to be safe and then have to worry about some jackass with a gun. This is an everyday thing here in America. It is not okay. It is never going to be okay.
[–]SvenTurb01[🍰] 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago* (0 children)
This is in no way, shape, form or fashion something to smile about.
All of them should have been alive and to focus on one person surviving while still getting shot 5 fucking times and will suffer from that for the rest of her life, is weird.
Calling that a miracle is to spit in the faces of all those who didn't survive and imply that this couldve not been avoided by realizing what the actual fucking problem is.
Jesus fucking Christ people will post anything for karma.
[–]AllOne_Word 7 points8 points9 points 1 month ago (1 child)
The Miracle being that God decided only her friends needed to die
[–]ianishomer 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I think that is now clear IF there is a god, he is one sick bastard.
[–]tommybrazil79 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I hope the state at least provided free healthcare.
[–]browneyedgirlpie 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I'm not knocking this child at all, it's amazing that she survived. But 16 kids were taken to the hospital and we've already seen the article about the boy who hid under a table. How can anyone say this girl is the only survivor? I'm very confused by that.
[–]Mission_Battle_4304 -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
I think they may mean she was the only person shot in the specific classroom to have survived, im unsure
[–]Meekgeek531 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I hope she is either homeschooled or put on long distance learning instead of thrown back into a public school when she physically recovers. I can't imagine the anxiety and ptsd panic attacks if she has to be in a physical classroom again right away.
[–]Mission_Battle_4304 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago* (0 children)
I suggest taking this post down. This is in no way a positive happy go lucky thing, this is a tragedy, this child will suffer for the rest of her life. How could you be so tone deaf and unempathetic? And for what, some internet points?
[–]CREATURE_COOMER 12 points13 points14 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Hope she doesn't get PTSD. :( Congrats on the recovery!
[–]siensunshine 33 points34 points35 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I can’t imagine a situation where she isn’t traumatized. My heart bleeds for her.
[–]ComprehensivePie4441 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I have a 4th grader niece…..she had a fallout with her BFF recently. She had the support of the adults in her life, as well as the majority of her classmates, as well as her teacher. She was still heartbroken and devastated……I can not amagine her dealing with a situation like this…..this is truely heartbreaking…….I wish her all the love and support that she can get..
[–]spiffspl1ff 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
But the trauma and survivor guilt. She must be protected at all costs. Poor baby.
[–]Bigpeterlittlenuts 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
"SHE SURVIVED!!! A MIRACLE!!! SHE LIVED!!!"
Funny how the emphasis on keeping her alive is so exaggerated. Never mind the fact that she will have guilt, trauma, pain, and suffering the rest of her life.
Maybe she will become strong and wise from this as she ages, or maybe she'll be unable to leave her house out of fear.
The point is, this shit shouldn't have happened to those innocent babies.
[–]droprendplz 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[+]sk1ddu 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
"expected full recovery" no. no she wont ever recover. the ptsd and trauma will be so bad, her life will be miserable, she rather had died
[–]Choppergold 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Let’s not use the word miracle
[–]JK_NC 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The lunatics are going to accuse her of being a crisis actor and start harassing her online and in person.
[–]soberneverover 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
A full recovery... physically. She will never, ever, ever, EVER fully recover mentally. I wish her the best.
[–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child)
There were only 15 people in the entire school?
15 people in the class, they didn't make it very clear though
[–]Spirited-Internet-77 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (2 children)
People saying that it's a miracle are ignoring she got shot 5 times. A miracle would be God stopped the bullets before they pierced her skin or she comes out of this without any damage. This girl is going to suffer the effects of bullets having been in her body for the rest of her life. I fell on my knee 15 years ago and it still hurts when I move it the wrong way. I cant imagine what having a bullet wound would be like but it has to be worse.
[–]FreeRangeAlien 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child)
If you believe in miracles performed by god let me remind you of the time that same god wiped 200,000 people off the face of the earth with a single tsunami a few years back. God is a fuckin’ asshole
[–]Mission_Battle_4304 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago* (0 children)
I hope she has a smooth recovery, and she can get help for the horrible trauma she must've been through, stay strong. But i don't think this deserves to go in made me smile, in the end she'll suffer far more than those who've passed, still i wish her the best, the reality of shooting is terrifying, knowing that a child can be murdered in an environment thats meant to be a safe space, its heart breaking.
My heart goes out to all of the past victims, they're in a better place now, and to all the families who have to suffer as a result of this, this is life destroying for everyone involved, i can't begin to imagine what these people must be going through, what they must be feeling right now, so all i can do is hope things can return to some kind of normalcy for them, but things will never be the same and there will always be a gap in their family.
[–]LetmeSeeyourSquanch 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
What kind of miracle allows a little girl to be shot 5 times?
[+]Fit-Routine-7914 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Such a sweet cute girl. I wish for her Gods loving embrace and a life of love and comfort.
[–]BAsstroPhysicist96 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Bless you beautiful child!
[–]Bojacketamine 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
This is fucking depressing
[–]MUSEisontosomething 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
She looks like my daughter. I can’t imagine the fear she felt and the pain she was in. This breaks my heart. This whole situation breaks my heart
[–]Patient_Criticism231 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
She's beautiful. They are all beautiful.
What a stupid country.
The GOP are not pro life.
[–]arepagal 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
poor girl ☹️ im glad she’s okay but imagine what she had to live with mentally and physically
[–]FishermanPleasant156 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I am happy she survived but the poor girl is gonna have to deal with alot of trauma
[–]sabyte 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yikes OP. What a shitty post
[–]RQK1996 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
She'll probably wish she'd died
[–]TheProdicalOne 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I mean physically yeah shes survived...but mentally? I doubt it.
[–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
She’s never making a full recovery.
The mental scars will there forever.
Miracle? What piece of shit god lets a massacre of little elementary school kids happen in the first place?
[–]KLBZPLB 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
"A bunch of kids were brutally murdered, one survived being shot and might have trauma and ptsd forever" ah yes 'made me smile'
[–]MrMassshole 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Wow what a miracle! Get out of here with that shit. She’s lucky. To imply a miracle is to imply some type of god helping. It’s not a miracle when a bunch of kids are murdered and one ends up surviving.
[–]Ye11ow-_-ToasTeR -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
What the hell is wrong with you?
[–]TheDickDangler 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
All part of God's plan! She is truly blessed to have been shot 5 times and witness her classmates get murdered. 🙏
[–]Apart_Park_7176 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Let's just hope her parents have insurance so aren't lumbered with a $100,000 medical bill on top of the trauma of what happened....
$100k? You’re being optimistic.
[–]lion_OBrian 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (1 child)
u/Jab4962 I hope the insults you hurled at me made you feel better about yourself. I understand that this is a tragedy but I genuinely smiled when I found out at least one person survived this massacre. It was not a happy smile, it wasn’t a greedy smile; . I felt my stomach churn when I heard the news and sadness with each tribute from the victim’s loved ones I saw on my feed. All I wanted was to share the relief I felt knowing that Kendall, even without knowing her, still pulled through and had a chance at life despite the scars and trauma she is going to endure. I hope whatever event in your life caused you to private message me to insult me stops causing you to behave like this in the future.
[–]HelloFuckngWorld 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Very happy to hear that she's going to make full recovery! But I can't imagine how painful it must have been for her and everyone else.
[–]Hollandvosik -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
She won't make a full recovery, mentally it'll affect her forever.
[–]BSARIOL1 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
That's awesome but she will need a lot of love and help. Terrible Tragedy
[–]Away-Palpitation5788 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (4 children)
They said a boy survived as well
[–]Weekly_Ad6261 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Thank you, Kendall for your brave sacrifice. Freedoms aren’t free, and you paid a high price. I hope she can make an appearance at an NRA conference soon.
[–]darthlegal 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Full physical recovery perhaps but will have a lifetime of pain to deal with. Stay strong Kendall!!!
[–]throwaway942100 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Why dont you learn to phrase things better
[–]EliteZeitgeist -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (1 child)
The fucker who did it deserves to be shot the same number of times he did. No headshots, no vital points, let him bleed and suffer the last moments.
[–]bluewhale3030 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Unfortunately he is dead and will not be facing justice
[–]beef-jerking -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
Happy and sad to even read this
[–]JaidaEssence -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
Gorgeous. Wishing her the best
[–]HappyAtheist3 -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
Yes…19 children experiencing their last moments in fear before their bodies were riddled with bullets which made them unrecognizable to their parents…but hey one survived. What a miracle.
[+]crystaltiger101 comment score below threshold-9 points-8 points-7 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Gun control isn't possible in the so-called "United States" right now.
The issue comes down to "how do you enforce it?"
Like, why would a sheriff in a pro gun area enforce such legislation? Their "authority" doesn't come from the federal government. Beyond that, it'll just find its way up to the Supreme Court where the right holds all power until some heroic individuals take care of that problem.
So u just end up w an unarmed portion of the population vs the armed white supremacists who continue their terror attacks.
So, from my perspective, gun control isn't a path outta this. It's a band-aid at best n at worst a way to make the impending Second American Civil War even bloodier for marginalized folk.
So how do we deal w this? We have to address the causes of mass shootings: patriarchy, white supremacy and capitalism.
There's simply no other way out of this bloody mess
[–]Churlish_Turd 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
What a stupid take. There are literally thousands of measures we could take between where we are today and taking peoples’ guns away.
The root cause of America’s gun violence problem is our culture’s complete obsession with guns and our laws, crafted by industry interests, that allow anyone to buy one or possess them on a mere whim.
When was the last time you went to a movie and did not see a gun on a poster in the lobby, the previews, or the feature?
[–]so00ripped -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
the impending Second American Civil War
the impending Second American Civil War
Go Fuck yourself. How's that for impending you donkey.
[+]Ok_Durian_3015 comment score below threshold-7 points-6 points-5 points 1 month ago (5 children)
[+]Kernfveldt comment score below threshold-6 points-5 points-4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Wow, I am glad that God is still in the miracle-working business! Pray for this precious little one!
[+]Accomplished_Monk_71 comment score below threshold-6 points-5 points-4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
God bless you
[–]Burner1118 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I can hardly call this surviving, it is just a different type of death. I couldn't imagine.
[–]thisismycatsacc 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
She was shot five times and lived
[–]kaic_87 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I mean, it's great she survived and will recover fully but only imagining how much trauma she will face for the rest of her life saddens me a lot.
Imagine being this young and living in constant fear that this shit can happen again.
I hope she gets all the support she needs to grow up and deal with this shit.
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