Las vegas shooting victims QC

A Queen Creek mom shot in the head during the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas has recovered and is headed home to her family.

Jovanna Calzadillas, 30, was unresponsive and her family was being advised to take her off life support in a Las Vegas hospital days after the Oct. 1 shooting. She was transported by air ambulance to Phoenix on Oct. 19, where she received medical treatment at Barrow Neurological Institute and Select Specialty Hospital.

“When I first saw Jovanna, her neurological state was very grim and it was unclear if she would recover,” said Dr. Lindley Bliss, a hospitalist at Barrow and Select Specialty Hospital. “Her recovery is one of the most profound I’ve seen in my medical career.”

Fifty-eight people were killed and 546 were injured in the shooting.

“I want to let others know not to live their lives in fear. I am not going to live my life in fear because of what happened to me. Life is too short. We cannot let them win. And, I want people to know that miracles do happen,” Calzadillas said. 

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