BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) – The youngest survivor of the deadly Kalamazoo area shooting rampage will have to wait even longer to ditch her helmet and return to class.
According to a Facebook page dedicated to Abbie Kopf’s recovery, the 15-year-old’s skull surgery has been delayed until Jan. 31 because the replacement plate is not ready.
Abbie previously experienced a health setback, with speech issues, memory loss and hypotension, but her Facebook page said she’s now “feeling much better” after some medication changes.
Abbie experienced other health complications last year. In June, infection forced doctors to remove the plate reshaping her skull. In August, she underwent another surgery to repair an incision that wasn’t healing properly.
Once the plate is back in, Abbie can stop wearing her helmet and — at some point — rejoin her classmates at Harper Creek Community Schools.