Oxford shooting victim remains in hospital, shows progress in rehab – The Oakland Press | #schoolshooting


Kylie Ossege, 17, remains hospitalized after she was shot in the chest and shoulders during the Nov. 30 tragedy at Oxford High School.

Four students were killed that day. Ossege is one of seven others who were shot, including one teacher. The others were released from hospitals weeks ago.

An update on the GoFundMe page for Ossege this week from her mother, Marita Aragones Ossege, reports that she has been in rehab for almost two weeks.

“The doctors and therapists are pleased with her progress. She said to her physical therapist the other day, ‘I am telling you, once my back heals, I will be unstoppable!!’ the update said.

Ossege has been at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac since the shooting.

“We love her spirit and perseverance. We transferred to a new room to find that one of her favorite nurses decorated for Christmas, with tinsel, ribbons, colored lights and even a small tree! We are thankful that the tennis team and the Oakland County Sheriff will be providing our Christmas Holiday meals,’’ the update said.

Kylie is strong because of the fantastic support of her family, friends and amazing community according to her mother. “She is also so very blessed by all the angels in our hospital. I don’t know that there is a way to ever express our gratitude to you all,’’ the update said.

Two weeks ago tennis coach Gayle Bailey brought the tennis team to show their love and support for one of their own. They stood in the parking lot and Kylie’s bed was moved so she could see them. She used a phone to communicate with them.

A recent Tweet from Madison Keys, a professional tennis player, has drawn attention to Ossege and the GoFundMe site which has raised more than $131,000 to go toward her expenses for her recovery.

The four students killed were Madisyn Baldwin, Tate Myre, Hana St. Juliana and Justin Shilling.

The alleged shooter, Ethan Crumbley, faces 24 charges including four counts of first-degree murder and one count of terrorism causing death.

 



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