Most critically-wounded Parkland survivor describes lasting trauma of getting shot four times

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Maddy Wilford was in class with her friends when a gunman opened fire in her high school in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018.

The 18-year-old became the most critically-wounded survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 14 students and three staff members dead.

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The schoolgirl took four bullets - three through her abdomen and one in her arm.

Now the resilient teen and former basketball player is speaking out about the trauma she deals with and is recalling the horrific day one year ago Thursday, saying she wants to move forward.

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Speaking to CBS with her father David, Maddy says: 'I can just remember sitting there, like, trying to get into position where I wasn't going to get shot. I just could think... I hope this isn't real. This whole fear, like set over me. And then, then I did get shot.'

Maddy said she recalls thinking, 'Why me?' Like, I don't wanna die,' as she sat on her classroom floor.

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The teen said when the first responders first felt her pulse, she didn't have one.

In all, three bullets ripped through Maddy's abdomen, piercing her lung. Another shredded her right arm.

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Maddy's father David was in Nashville during the shooting and said he felt like he was 'going out of my mind', when he heard the news of Maddy's injuries, calling it a miracle that she is alive.

'I saw her face above the covers with a tube down her throat. And it was such a relief that I for a long time could not be angry,'...
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