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For Parkland survivor, a long road to recovery from trauma

School Shooting Florida Teen's Trauma
Posted at 4:15 PM, May 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-07 16:15:00-04

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Eden Hebron witnessed a gunman kill a close friend and two other students on Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

More than a year later, the trauma still weighed heavily on Eden and other students. Eden's parents eventually sent her to a mental health facility in California. There, she had little contact with the outside world. She went through therapy and treatment alongside a handful of other teens.

She moved back to Florida and now studies in New Jersey. Her long journey in recovery isn't unique — others who've survived shootings grappled with trauma for years.

Eden shares her story to help others and says she feels for those who don't have the same resources.