One of the last Uvalde shooting survivors leaves a San Antonio hospital
The last student victim who was hospitalized after being injured in the mass school shooting in Uvalde has been released from the hospital.
10-year-old Maya Zamora was shown in a clip on social media walking out of University Hospital in San Antonio, passing out roses to nurses and staff who chanted her name.
Zamora was wounded on May 24 at Robb Elementary, where 19 students and two teachers died. She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
The 18-year old gunman was killed.
Today was a happy day at University Hospital! Our final patient from the Uvalde shooting, 10 year-old Mayah Zamora, was discharged! 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! #MayahStrong pic.twitter.com/73bpB2pLN7— University Health (@UnivHealthSA) July 29, 2022
Country singer Kevin Fowler heard Mayah and her family were fans, and he visited her in the hospital. Fowler helped boost the family's Go Fund Me account to help pay her medical expenses.
School district officials have asked Gov. Greg Abbott to move the minimum age to purchase semi-automatic weapons from 18 to 21.
The Uvalde community plans to tear down Robb Elementary and build a new school.
The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District will receive $1.25 million to provide trauma-informed counseling to staff and students.
Abbott announced Wednesday that the funds will be allocated for crisis intervention and community outreach for those affected by the school shooting. It will also establish a district-wide counseling program to ensure adequate support is provided within UCISD.
The funds will be administered by the governor's Public Safety Office.