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Curation of local, national and international new stories about family friend Petra Anderson, and her story of triumph over darkness.
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Ready to Believe: Anderson Relief Fund

Ready to Believe: Anderson Relief Fund | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
A victim of the Aurora theater shooting and her family need your help.

 

What Happened

 

Twenty-two-year-old Petra Anderson was shot and critically injured during the shooting at The Dark Knight Rises premiere in Aurora, CO, early last Friday, July 20, 2012. In addition to the three shotgun pellets that hit her arm, one pellet went through her nose, rode up the back of her cranium, and hit the back of her skull.

 

She survived. And after her neurosurgery, she appears to be on her way to a full recovery.

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Miracle in Aurora: Young musician recovers after shot to head - Video on NBCNews.com

Miracle in Aurora: Young musician recovers after shot to head - Video on NBCNews.com | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: Her own doctor calls her a million-to-one miracle. Rock Center’s Kate Snow revisits a young musician who survived a shot to the head in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater attack in July 2012.
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Tonight on AC360: Shooting survivor hopes for another "miracle"

Tonight on AC360:  Shooting survivor hopes for another "miracle" | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news.

 

Tonight on AC360: Shooting survivor hopes for another "miracle"

Colorado shooting survivor Petra Anderson is beating the odds. She's already walking and telling jokes after being shot four times in theater 9 of the Aurora multiplex just 11 days ago. Three shotgun pellets hit her arm, and one went through her nose into her brain.

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Shotgun pellet's 'miracle' path spared Aurora victim's life

Shotgun pellet's 'miracle' path spared Aurora victim's life | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
AURORA, Colo. -- Petra Anderson, one of 58 people injured in the Aurora movie theater attack, is lucky to be alive.

 

“If the pellet had wavered a millimeter, really in any direction from what it actually took, then she would have likely either died or been severely injured,” said Dr. Michael Rauzzino, a neurosurgeon at The Medical Center of Aurora who operated on Anderson to remove the pellet. “I would say this is definitely a miracle,” he said, while showing an MRI of Anderson’s brain.

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ReadyToBelieve4Petra – God’s Purpose for Kim

ReadyToBelieve4Petra – God’s Purpose for Kim | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
Last night NBC News, Rock Center with Brian Williams aired a piece interviewing Chloe and Kim Anderson. As the story is unfolding it is truly amazing what God has done already in Petra’s life...
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A Miracle Inside the Aurora Shooting: One Victim’s Story

A Miracle Inside the Aurora Shooting: One Victim’s Story | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
At Columbine, I have seen this before. But not up close. As a church pastor in Denver, I have worked as a chaplain alongside several police and fire departments. I was privileged to counsel parents just hours after the Littleton Columbine shootings. However, in this new tragedy at the Aurora Theater Dark Night shooting, one of the victims was a 22 year old woman from my church, Petra Anderson (pronounced Pay-tra).
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In Honor of Petra Anderson

In Honor of Petra Anderson | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
The Maine Public Broadcasting Network connect the people of Maine and the region to each other and to the world through high quality Maine news, information and cultural content.

 

PODCAST: This program is in honor of Petra Anderson, a young composer and musician who was at Bowdoin International Music Festival in 2011. She was one of the victim's in last week's Colorado shooting and is now being treated for her injuries.

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Musician with Bowdoin ties recovering after Colo. shooting | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Musician with Bowdoin ties recovering after Colo. shooting | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
Petra Anderson, who performed at last year's music festival, was shot in the head in last week's movie-theater rampage.

 

A young Colorado composer and violinist who impressed the Brunswick arts community with her talent during the 2011 Bowdoin International Music Festival is expected to make a full recovery from the head wound she suffered in last week's shooting rampage at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises."

 

A festival spokesperson said proceeds from Tuesday night's "Artists of Tomorrow" concert in Brunswick will benefit Petra Anderson, 22, who is from Aurora, Colo.

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Colorado Shooting Miracle: Woman Shot in Face to Recover

Colorado Shooting Miracle: Woman Shot in Face to Recover | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
Petra Anderson had important plans for her summer. After graduating from University of the Pacific in June, Anderson, 22, returned home to Aurora, Colo., determined to sit by her mother's side, holding her hand as she is treated for cancer.

 

Kim Anderson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. It went into remission in 2011, only to return 18 months later, when it spread to other parts of her body.

 

Now it is Kim Anderson who sits by Petra's side in a Denver hospital, holding the hand of the daughter she nearly lost.

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Colorado Batman shooting: woman survives thanks to brain defect - Telegraph

Colorado Batman shooting: woman survives thanks to brain defect  - Telegraph | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
The survival of a woman shot in the head during the Colorado cinema massacre has been hailed as a "miracle" after a shotgun pellet traversed the precise course of a brain defect she was unaware she had.
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WORLDmag.com | Healing opportunities | Sarah Padbury | Jul 27, 12

WORLDmag.com | Healing opportunities | Sarah Padbury | Jul 27, 12 | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
SHOOTING | Colorado shooting victim’s family courageously faces a ‘double-whammy’ of health issues...
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WATCH: Miracle Recovery For Young Aurora Shooting Survivor Thanks To 'Defect' In Brain

WATCH: Miracle Recovery For Young Aurora Shooting Survivor Thanks To 'Defect' In Brain | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
Thousands of dollars from well-wishers have begun to pour in for a young woman who has made a miracle recovery after being shot multiple times in a Colorado movie theater last Friday.
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California grad wounded in Colo. movie shooting

California grad wounded in Colo. movie shooting | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
(AP) — A recent graduate of a Central Valley university who was shot multiple times when a gunman opened fire in a Colorado movie theater is among the survivors of the rampage.
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Petra Anderson

The 22-year-old recently returned home to Aurora after her hospitalization and a stay at a rehabilitation facility.
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Aurora victim making 'miracle' recovery

Aurora victim making 'miracle' recovery | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news.

 

Aurora victim making 'miracle' recovery

Doctors are amazed at the rate Petra Anderson is recovering. She's a victim of the Aurora shooting who survived a shotgun pellet entering her brain.

 

The second part of the segment is here:

 

Music heals shooting victim's brain

Anderson Cooper 360 |Added on July 31, 2012

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells Anderson Cooper how a survivor of the Aurora theater shooting uses music to help recover.

 

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/08/01/ac-gupta-aurora-survivor-brain.cnn

 

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Petra’s story: Aurora victim survives thanks to a ‘miracle’

Petra’s story: Aurora victim survives thanks to a ‘miracle’ | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Chloe Anderson talks about her sister Petra Anderson, 22, at the Medical Center of Aurora in Aurora Thursday July 26, 2012. "Anderson was hit by a shotgun blast," said Dr. Michael Rauzzino, a neurosurgeon at The Medical Center. "A pellet from the shotgun struck her in the face and entered into her head. The trajectory of the pellet crossed the left hemisphere of her brain, which generally controls speech, language and memory. The path the pellet took missed the brain's many blood vessels and key sections controlling vital functions. Had the pellet wavered a millimeter in any direction she would have likely either died or been severely injured. It is a miracle that she is alive and she is fortunate for the trajectory of the bullet as it passed through her brain. There is no congenital defect in her brain that saved her life."
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NBCNews.com | Rock Central with Brian Williams

Tragedy in Colorado: Aurora victims struggle with medical bills.

 

A look at how the healthcare debate is impacting the victims of the Aurora theater shooting, including in-depth interviews with Chloe and Kim Anderson.

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Brain condition helps save Colorado shooting victim - CNN.com

Brain condition helps save Colorado shooting victim - CNN.com | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
Call it what you will -- providence, fate or simply a stroke of incredibly good luck -- Colorado shooting victim Petra Anderson has some of it.
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Colorado shooting survivor has local ties

Colorado shooting survivor has local ties | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
Some of the 58 people injured in a movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, have been released from the hospital. One of those survivors, Petra Anderson, had plans to attend the University of Maryland this fall, ABC7 News has learned.
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'Miracle' stories of survival in Aurora

'Miracle' stories of survival in Aurora | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
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In Aurora, An Uncommon Brain Saves A Young Composer's Life : NPR

In Aurora, An Uncommon Brain Saves A Young Composer's Life : NPR | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
The life of Petra Anderson, a promising young musician, was narrowly saved by a brain anomaly she didn't know she had.
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Aspiring musician Petra Anderson survives pellet shot through brain - The Denver Post

Aspiring musician Petra Anderson survives pellet shot through brain - The Denver Post | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
Riddled by buck shot from a shotgun — including a pellet that traveled through her brain — 22-year-old Petra Anderson was given little chance for survival by her friends and family.
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Woman shot in the head during Aurora attack but SURVIVED because of rare brain defect that she didn't even know she had

Woman shot in the head during Aurora attack but SURVIVED because of rare brain defect that she didn't even know she had | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
Petra Anderson, 22, had an unusual stream of fluid running through her brain and the bullet happened to strike directly in the spot, effectively stopping it from hitting any brain matter.
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Aurora shooting victim MIRACLE: Shot in head, Petra Anderson’s rare birth defect saves gifted musician from brain damage 

Aurora shooting victim MIRACLE: Shot in head, Petra Anderson’s rare birth  defect saves gifted musician from brain damage  | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
A gifted musician who was shot in the head during the “Dark Knight” massacre last week will likely not sustain any major brain damage thanks to a miraculous birth defect.
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Family Of University Of Pacific Graduate Shot In Movie Theater Launching Charity Champaign

Family Of University Of Pacific Graduate Shot In Movie Theater Launching Charity Champaign | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it

AURORA (CBS13) – One of the survivors shot during a midnight screening of the new Batman movie had just graduated from the University of the Pacific in May.

 

Petra Anderson underwent surgery yesterday. She was shot through the nose and now a pellet is lodged inside the back of her head.

 

A family friend tells CBS13 she has made remarkable progress.

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Woman shot in Batman massacre saved by 'a miracle'

Woman shot in Batman massacre saved by 'a miracle' | Petra Anderson - Aurora Theater Shooting Survivor | Scoop.it
THE survival of a woman shot in the head during the Colorado cinema massacre has been hailed as a miracle after a shotgun pellet traversed the precise course of a brain defect she was unaware she had.

 

Petra's story in Irish media.

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