Kalamazoo shooting victim reunited with grandma

Abbie Kopf is one of two survivors of the Kalamazoo shooting spree

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The youngest victim in the Kalamazoo shootings hadn’t seen her grandmother since she was wounded in February.

Abigail Kopf was one of two survivors after a gunman shot a total of eight people at three different Kalamazoo County scenes on February 21.

Kopf’s grandmother, Margaret Feltner, was unable to visit Kopf in Kalamazoo because the motorized wheelchair she uses couldn’t fit into the intensive care unit. She hadn’t been able to come to Grand Rapids where Abbie is in rehab at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital because she didn’t have transportation.

When Freedoom Motors in Battle Creek got word of the issue, they jumped in to help. They donated a van and driver to transport her to Grand Rapids..

“We gave her a lift,” said Freedom Motors spokesperson Emily Wolfram. The company also sent flowers for Abbie.

“They smell pretty,” Abbie said with a smile.

Abbie didn’t know that her grandmother was coming to visit her until she came through the door.

“Hi grandma,” Abbie said as her grandmother hugged her and broke into tears.

“I’m just so happy to be here and to see her,” Feltner tearfully told 24 Hour News 8. “It’s just so good to see her. She looks so good.”

The family has launched a new Facebook page where supporters can follow Abbie’s progress. They’re also raising money through a GoFundMe page to help the family on Abbie’s long road to recovery.



Abigail Kopf’s Recovery GoFundMe account

Abbie’s Recovery Facebook page

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