Who is Mayah Zamora? Uvalde school shooting victim hailed as ‘hero’ after being discharged from hospital
The 10-year-old girl had reportedly been admitted in the hospital for two months and had to undergo numerous surgeries to survive
UVALDE, TEXAS: A ten-year-old girl, who was one of the three injured victims of the Uvalde school shooting, has been hailed a “hero” after she got discharged from the hospital. Mayah Zamora was allowed to return home on Friday, July 29, after two months of being at University Health San Antonio. She reportedly underwent numerous surgeries to survive. It has been said that she was brought there on May 24 in critical condition after being shot.
As per reports, Zamora was the last remaining patient in hospital after mass killer Salvador Ramos opened fire in the Robb Elementary School, claiming the lives of 19 children and two teachers. The hospital posted a video on its Twitter page that showed the heartwarming moment when the school girl left the premises. Staff members were heard cheering, “Mayah! Mayah!” as she gave them roses as a token of love and appreciation.
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
University Health San Antonio captioned the post as “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.”
When Zamora was in the hospital, a GoFundMe was started to help her family in distress time. The message on the page read, “Hello, we are the family of Mayah Zamora. We created this go fund me for those who wish to reach Mayah with their loving donation. It will be used towards Mayah’s long road to recovery. Mayah was critically injured on May 24th, 2022 at the Robb Elementary, Uvalde, Texas shooting. Thank you.”
At the time of writing, the fundraiser has received $109,518 out of its $150,000 goal. An update on the page stated, “Mayah’s family would like to give it’s most heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has donated. Mayah has a very long road to recovery, and we’re going to be with her the entire way.” In addition, Zamora’s softball teammates also sold lemonade during a June game and earned over $4,000 to help their pal. One of her teammates named Victoria Newberry told KSAT, “She’s gonna get better. I hope that she’s gonna feel better. And I will especially tell them that to pray, that I’m praying, and hopefully, she feels better.”
Coach June Ybarra added: “I hear she’s improving day by day. Yeah, she’s been in the hospital ever since this happened. I think the community has really pulled together, you know. I think we all have a broken heart.” Earlier, when Zamora was receiving treatment, country music star Kevin Fowler went to meet her on July 4. The 56-year-old also shared about it on his social media pages. Publishing a photo and a short clip on Facebook, Instagram as well as Twitter, Fowler wrote, “I have to tell y’all about the most amazing little girl I met yesterday! We got a call last week from some of the staff at University Children’s Hospital in San Antonio. They told us about one of their patients, Mayah Zamora.”
He went on to explain, “Mayah was seriously injured in the Uvalde school shooting. She is in the hospital recovering from multiple bullet wounds. They told us that she’s a big KF fan and her family had planned to see us play this weekend before the shooting occurred. She was very sad that they couldn’t attend the show. The hospital staff asked if there was any way we could come by and surprise her.”
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“What an amazing experience it was meeting this sweet little girl! She’s way braver than I could ever be. This whole experience really hit home with me. I have three daughters and I can’t imagine one of my babies going through this. Her parents, Christina and Ruben Zamora are absolute angels and by her side nonstop. The family could use any help that y’all can give. There’s a link to their GoFundMe account below. Prayers for the Zamora family and all of the families affected by this horrible tragedy. 🙏 https://www.gofundme.com/f/mayah-zamora,” Fowler added.