When 14-year-old 德塞拉 Turner didn’据报道,她于2月16日放学回家,失踪了。八个小时后,她被发现在她的家乡的一条干渠中开枪射击,差点丧命。

两个十几岁的男孩 她相信是她的朋友被要求在一个偏远地区与她见面,抢劫她并试图杀死她。

Luckily 德塞拉 was discovered before it was too late, but doctors had to put her in a medically-induced coma to save her life.

她只是想成为朋友

When questioned on their motives, one of the boys joked about getting rid of 德塞拉 because he was “tired”她在社交媒体上发给他的消息。根据 盐湖论坛报, 德塞拉 had been chatting with the boys over Snapchat, and they lured her to the canal to 出去玩。

在会议地点,他们 从钱包里偷走了44美元,丢下了书包,并销毁了手机和iPod。然后他们开枪打她的头,然后把她的钱花在一家便利店。

In court, it was revealed that 德塞拉 was stunned when her dad told her the boys who she considered friends were suspects in her act.

“她很惊讶。史密斯侦探布兰登·缪尔(Brandon Muir)说。

德塞拉 记得那天的事很少,但确实想起了向一名袭击者传达有关在运河相遇的消息,“hang out.”向她发射的子弹刺穿了她的大脑,损害了她的记忆并降低了她身体右侧的活动能力。

德塞拉’恢复的决心

While 德塞拉 has undergone 10 brain surgeries, chiropractors visits, and hyperbaric oxygen chamber sessions, her attackers have each been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

这是完全可以理解的— and even expected– after a trauma like that for 德塞拉 to close down and not trust people she thought were her friends.

But there is a happy ending to this story: in returning to school, 德塞拉 instead did the most social thing of all – became homecoming queen!

她以风格受到欢迎

德塞拉 Turner 最近在她的高中被加冕为返校女王。她自豪地走过自己的腿支架以接受自己的身体–和她的归乡之王–她的同学,朋友和乡亲都为她加油打气。

她穿着银色礼服,漂亮的卷发和化妆–都是她在镇上的支持者捐赠的–并与她的好朋友洛根(Logan)度过了一个晚上。

“’我只是一个回家的女王,这没什么特别的,”” 德塞拉 told 有线电视新闻网 对新闻的最初反应。“但是,如果您考虑我经历过的事情,是的,这很特别。太棒了”

Since the boys who attacked her took advantage of her friendly and trusting nature, many people in 德塞拉’鞋子会使自己远离伤害他们的世界。

相反,她仍然是一个友好而开放的人,展现了如此多的性格和力量。她并没有失去自己的那一部分,我们所有人都可以从她的决心中学到对自己真实的态度,并向他人展示自己的光芒。

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