Samantha Fuentes Is Glad To Have Her Shrapnel-Free Face After The Deadly Florida Shooting In February
Many Americans are still reeling in shock after the February 14 mass shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that claimed the lives of 17 people. Still, in the aftermath, students and parents around the country have mobilized in support of the survivors.gettyimages
Just last week, the survivors of the attack joined the US Senator Christopher Murphey at Capitol Hill at a news conference calling Congress to take swift action on gun control. And it is likely that conferences like this will continue till the mid-terms in November.
Samantha Fuentes is happy to be shrapnel-free
On Saturday, Samantha Fuentes celebrated her 17th birthday. She was one of the lucky survivors of the February shooting in Florida. Following the shooting, a distraught Samantha is reported to have said she would have to live with shrapnel in her face forever.
Thankfully, the opposite was the case. She shared a photograph the same day saying her face is finally free of shrapnel.
My face is finally shrapnel free! Regardless of the fact I look like I lost a fight, inside I’m winning in a way. I’ve been struggling so hard to love my face again, thank you for all your support. pic.twitter.com/3Y7q7fNniq— Sam Fuentes (@funkpuncher) May 12, 2018
Like many of her peers, the incident was a painful event. But thanks to the support of family, friends, and the school staff, students like Samantha have enough reason to stay in school and be optimistic about life.
While she was still in hospital, Samantha was still speaking out against the violence in her tweets. She was accused of using the tragedy to get attention to herself. However, the accusations did only so much to stop her from speaking her mind.
I’m a real person who faced a horrid tragedy. I am not a fraud or a crisis actor. I will scream my message until my lungs give out. I will not silenced from your false accusations, I am a proud Stoneman Douglas Student and no one will tell me different. #NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/f5Mn6TwO6Z— Sam Fuentes (@funkpuncher) February 26, 2018
Although she was still ill and in recovery, Samantha put up a brave front by appearing at the March for Our Lives rally on March 24 in Washington DC.
Meanwhile, Samantha’s friends and followers are delighted that she is making a full recovery and have been sharing their best wishes.
You are radiant, your beautiful spirit shining through, a beacon to others. Thank you for never dimming your light.— voisinesaca (@scv74980610) May 14, 2018
Good to see you're doing well. 😁❤— Jo Kate (@jo_kate7) May 14, 2018
Your face is beautiful!— ~ (@Lil_LizG) May 14, 2018
You are a beautiful young women who will make a difference in this f'd up world we now live in. Hugs— Patti Miller (@Iowagal46) May 14, 2018
You are beautiful now, as is. Your body's amazing healing powers will restore your sweet beautiful face. The scars will heal and when you look in the mirror, you'll look like yourself again. 💜— Dee*Cee (@violetflame16) May 14, 2018
Samantha’s story in an inspiration to students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and in the US.