The final victim still receiving treatment from the horrific mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas in May has been released from a San Antonio hospital.

Dozens of family, friends and hospital staff cheered for 10-year-old Mayah Zamora as she departed. Zamora passed out roses to nurses and hospital staff on her way out of the hospital.

University Health tweeted the video of Mayah being discharged from the hospital.

“Today was a happy day at University Hospital! Our final patient from the Uvalde shooting, 10-year-old Mayah Zamora, was discharged! She passed out roses and left in style thanks to @HEB.

“She is our hero and we can’t wait to see all she accomplishes in the future! #MayahStrong” the hospital added.

Fox News reports that Mayah was one of three children who was injured in the shooting, that left 19 other young students and two teachers dead.

The shooting in Uvalde, Texas was one of the most horrific mass school shootings that we’ve seen in years.

When faced with ghastly, sudden instances of evil like we saw on May 24, 2022, at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, people of faith can quickly question the existence and goodness of God.

But Christianity offers a resounding answer to the problem of evil.

As Christians, we believe that God Himself has entered into the world and come to suffer with us.

“He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Philippians 2:8 ESV).

We don’t usually know why God permits evil to occur, and allows bad things to happen to good people – or particularly, why He allows extraordinarily evil things to happen to young children.

But we can take comfort in a God who has chosen to enter into our suffering and has come to suffer and die for us.

Our God is not far off, uncaring and aloof to our pain and grief.

Rather, he has drawn near to us, and through the incarnation, become one of us, thereby experiencing the same hardships and pains that we have suffered.

That is a God we can trust in.

Please continue to pray for the families of the victims of the Uvalde school shooting, that God may provide for and comfort them in their time of grief and loss.

If you’re suffering and need help, Focus on the Family offers a free, one-time counseling consultation with a licensed or pastoral counselor. To request a counseling consultation, call 1-855-771-HELP (4357) or fill out our Counseling Consultation Request Form.

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Facing Tragedy

Talking to Kids about Mass School Shootings

Parenting a Child Affected by a Traumatic Event

Only the Cross of Christ Makes the Horrific Texas School Shooting Bearable


Photo from University Health.