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Mon September 9, 2013
Young Shooting Survivor "Adjusting To Life"
The grandmother of a 7-year-old who survived an April shooting in central Illinois that left several members of her family dead says the girl is adjusting to life.
Kassidy Ralston now lives with her grandparents in Greene County. Grandma Pam Ralston says Kassidy is adjusting ``amazingly well.'' Ralston tells The State Journal-Register that the family is getting a lot of support.
Kassidy survived an April 24 shooting in Manchester, a small town about 50 miles west of Springfield. Her mother, father, two brothers and her great-grandmother were killed. Police later shot the gunman dead. The girl's left eye was injured and Ralston says family members are hoping Kassidy will regain her vision.
Pam Ralston says Kassidy will start a ballet and tumbling class this week.