Abbie Kopf out of skull surgery and in recovery

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — The youngest survivor of the Kalamazoo shooting spree is out of surgery and in recovery.

Abbie Kopf was back at Bronson Methodist Hospital Friday for surgeons to work on repairing her skull, which was shattered in the Feb. 20 shooting outside the Texas Township Cracker Barrel.

Doctors had to replace a portion of Abbie’s skill they previously removed after the shooting.

The 14-year-old’s surgery started just before 8 a.m. according to Abbie’s Recovery Facebook page.

Her parents reported Abbie made it through surgery late Friday morning. Gene and Vickie Kopf also thanked everyone for their thoughts, prayers and support.

Abbie shared her story including her incredible recovery on NBC Nightly News in April.

The interview happened just days after she left Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids after six weeks of daily therapy.

Abbie was the youngest victim in the Feb. 20 shooting rampage that killed Mary Jo Nye, Mary Lou Nye, Dorothy Brown, Barbara Hawthorne, and father and son Rich and Tyler Smith. Tiana Carruthers, who was also seriously injured in the shooting spree, continues to recover.


Abigail Kopf’s Recovery GoFundMe account

Abbie’s Recovery Facebook page


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