PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Three-and-a-half months after 58 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival, a Valley mother injured in the shooting is ready to leave the hospital after months of recovery.
"My kids and my family, I will not quit on them, and I will not quit on myself," said Jovanna Calzadillas. "Even though I will not be the same Jovanna, I will come back stronger."
Jovanna, 30, was shot in the head during Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas on October 1. Her brain injury was so severe that doctors did not expect her to live and they spoke with Jovanna's family about possibly removing her from life support.
"I remember I spoke to three doctors, and they all told me the same thing," said Jovanna's husband, Frank. "There was nothing they could do for Jovanna."
Jovanna was transported to the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix on October 19. Now, the couple said they will focus on being with their two children, ages three and 11, and getting Jovanna back to full strength.