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‘I’m 85% of the way’: Shooting victim’s recovery news goes viral on Twitter

Brooklyn Rouse tells her story 3 months after being shot in the head

Brooklyn Rouse was honored for her bravery just three months after being shot in the head while delivering pizza in Macon.
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Brooklyn Rouse was honored for her bravery just three months after being shot in the head while delivering pizza in Macon.

It’s been almost a year since Brooklyn Rouse was shot while delivering pizza in Macon, and her remarkable recovery has touched thousands through social media.

On Dec. 26, 2016, then-21-year-old Rouse was shot in the head and neck while delivering pizza in place of her co-worker to a house in Macon, Georgia. Just three months later, she returned to Macon “walking, talking and smiling” after being treated at Shepherd Center in Atlanta.

“This progress, it has to be a miracle,” Rouse told news reporters in March.

When a January tweet about Rouse’s recovery from the “Everything Georgia” Twitter account resurfaced on the social media site Tuesday, Rouse quoted it saying, “Yes honey! I’m 85% of the way.” The tweet immediately went viral, and as of Thursday, had over 132,000 likes and 36,000 retweets.

Her tweet also had over 500 replies, many of which were of people congratulating her on her progress.

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