Friday, February 22, 2008

Girl, 7, making Slow Recovery After Shooting

Alexis Goggins climbed aboard a special tricycle and maneuvered through hospital hallways, beginning the months of physical therapy she needs to recover from six gunshot wounds. To many people, this soft spoken 7 year old is a hero after she threw herself across her mother just as a gunman was about to shoot the woman in an SUV. After more than two months in the hospital and six surgeries, Alexis was recently released. She returns twice a week for physical therapy. The young girl bears several scars from the Dec. 2 shooting, including a long, thin surgical line stretching from one side of her hairline to the other. Her right eye, which was blinded in the attack, has also been removed. This poor child was very brave.

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