Mom Who Lost 6-Year-Old & 'Miracle Baby' in Theater Shooting Gets More Devastating News

Every single person who was in the Aurora, Colorado mass shooting has suffered an unbearable tragedy. And yet one woman, Ashley Moser, seems to have suffered triple tragedies. First, her precious 6-year-old daughter, Veronica, died. And then Ashley suffered a miscarriage of the "miracle baby" she was carrying when she was shot. And now, even more terrible news has emerged. According to Ashley's aunt, Mary Ellen Hansen, Ashley is expected to be paralyzed due to her injuries. In fact, the best that doctors are hoping for right now is that she will retain use of her arms. Ashley is expected to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair.

There is so much incredibly horrific news here that it is extremely difficult to find any good whatsoever. But, at the very least, Ashley seems to have dedicated family members by her side. And her boyfriend, Jamison Toews, the father of her unborn child, survived the shooting with a bullet graze to the head.

Ashley is going to need the support not just of her family, her friends, and her boyfriend going forward, but the entire community of Aurora. Perhaps the entire country. I can really only hope against hope that this 25-year-old woman finds the strength to not only continue to live, but to find positive meaning in life. I believe she will still have much to live for: The love of family and friends. Perhaps future children, depending. And, certainly, her own voice and experience. She now has a powerful voice and a shocking experience that she can use to make people want to listen to her. She has much to teach us all -- especially victims of other tragedies.

In all honesty, I do not know -- I don't think any of us know -- what we would do in her position. It is all just too unfair, twisted, cruel, and terrible. We should all hug our children a little tighter tonight, and be thankful for our routine days.

How can Ashley find the strength to continue?

 

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i.hea... i.heart.nerds

This poor woman can't catch a break.

nonmember avatar Raquel

My heart breaks for her omg

Badge83 Badge83

My heart aches for her, but enough. Let this poor woman be! G-d only knows how much she deserves her privacy.

linzemae linzemae

She may have lost a lot but she is still alive.

SoJaided SoJaided

I don't really even know what to say. This poor woman just keeps getting blow after blow. I pray she can find the strength to go on after so much devastation.

JAFE JAFE

God bless her.

nonmember avatar ella

It may have better had she not survived her injuries, as sad and awful as it is to say. I cannot imagine the nightmare she faces every waking moment of her new reality. It's too much for anyone to bare. My heart breaks for her.

Stacey. Stacey.

What Prima said.....we're talking about this woman's life, it should not be the gossip topic of the week until something else comes along. She needs to be left alone to mourn and heal in peace. If you want to raise awareness about her struggles instead of using her pain as mindless fodder, how about donating money to her. It's really the only way to help someone out in this situation that you dont personally know.

Laura Jerpseth

@Ella,


How can you say such a terrible thing?!? Perhaps she's stronger than you realize. Wishing she died is disgusting. She can still live a productive life, even if she's paralized. Seriously, we should be thankful she is alive.

butcher butcher

:( omfg how sad!!!! i hope the shooter gets death.


angry

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