Abbie Kopf to undergo surgery to replace part of skull

A courtesy photo of Abigail Kopf. (March 25, 2016)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — The youngest survivor of the Kalamazoo shooting spree is scheduled to undergo surgery to replace the missing part of her skull next month.

According to the Abbie Kopf Recovery GoFundMe account, her surgery will take place on May 13 and she’s “looking forward to it.”

Last week, 14-year-old Abbie shared her story including her incredible recovery on NBC Nightly News.

Abbie Kopf, Vickie Kopf, Kalamazoo shooting rampage
Abbie and her mom Vickie Kopf at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. (April 20, 2016)

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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