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Teen Kalamazoo Survivor Suffers Major Setback

Infection has put Abbie Kopf 'back to square one'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2016 3:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – "When it rains, it pours," Abigail Kopf's family says in an update on the recovery of the 14-year-old survivor of the Kalamazoo shooting rampage. The family announced on the Abbie Kopf's Recovery Facebook page Monday that a severe infection has set in around a surgical incision, meaning that a plate put in her head after the February shooting must now be removed, putting her "back to square one," WZZM reports. It will be up to 12 weeks before it can be replaced. The family says that to make matters worse, Abbie's beloved pet pig, Hamlet, is being "put to sleep because his old, bad legs in the front are no longer working and causing intense pain." Almost a month after the shooting, the first word Abbie said was "pig." (By April, she was walking again.)

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