After spending 66 days in the hospital, 10-year-old Uvalde shooting survivor Mayah Zamora is finally home.
She spent more than two months at University Hospital in San Antonio, initially admitted in critical condition. On May 24, a shooter opened fire at Zamora's elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two teachers.
Since that awful day, Mayah has undergone a series of surgeries and treatment. In a GoFundMe set up for Mayah's recovery, her family wrote that she was facing a "long road to recovery," including future hospital visits, as well as mental health and trauma treatment.
Earlier this summer, Mayah Zamora's brother, Ruben Zamora, shared that his sister had started physical therapy, saying that Mayah 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."
Over the weekend, Mayah had the sweetest send-off from University Hospital staff. She shared her gratitude for their work by giving them flowers—go ahead and grab a tissue for this one.
Mayah is the final injured Uvalde survivor to be discharged from the hospital.
"Our final patient from the Uvalde shooting, 10 year-old Mayah Zamora, was discharged!" the hospital wrote on Twitter. "She passed out roses and left in style thanks to @HEB. She is our hero and we can’t wait to see all she accomplishes in the future!"
Uvalde teacher Arnulfo Reyes was discharged earlier last month after sustaining gunshot wounds during the shooting that killed his entire classroom of students. Reyes shared his contempt for the Uvalde Police Department and their inaction during the massacre at Robb Elementary.
"After everything, I get more angry because you have a bulletproof vest. I had nothing," Reyes said two weeks after the shooting. "You're supposed to protect and serve—there is no excuse for their actions, and I will never forgive them."
The students who survived the shooting have shared their heartbreaking stories of survival—some students have recounted playing dead while the shooter was still at large, others have shared what it was like watching their friends and teachers die right in front of them. Many GoFundMe pages have been set up for survivors too, to help them with medical treatment and mental health recovery.
You can donate to Mayah Zamora's GoFundMe here.