Posted: Feb 12, 2013 5:18 PM by Tyler Garrett - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Feb 12, 2013 6:45 PM
SINTON - Tonight, Kristene Chapa will throw out the first pitch at a Lady Pirates softball game in Sinton. The 2012 graduate was shot in the head last June by an attacker who killed her girlfriend, Mollie Olgin.
As you may recall, police in Portland have not tracked down the man accused of shooting Chapa and Olgin at Violet Andrews Park.
Chapa first broke her 7 months of silence about the shooting to Sports Director Tyler Garrett on Friday. She's made a miraculous recovery. Doctors gave her a one percent chance of survival and were not sure she would ever be able to walk again.
She still struggles to get around and has very limited use of her left arm and hand. Chapa is undergoing rehabilitation in her home with the goal of eventually experiencing a full recovery.
Interestingly enough, she says it's her sports background that's helped continue fighting. "Well never giving up and the discipline I gotta go through it how will I get through it if I give up?"
Her mother told us, "I miss being here at the ballpark watching Kristene pitch and we were all stressed out watching her pitch but I miss all of that."
Sinton softball is dedicating their season to Chapa, remember she had just 1 percent chance at living. Kristene will take the mound sometime near 6:30.
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