Speaking to reporters and live web viewers across the globe, Maddy Wilford shared her gratitude for the outpouring of love she received after she was critically injured in the Parkland shooting.
It’s no surprise many are calling Maddy’s recovery a miracle.
“I’m so grateful to be here,” she said softly. “It wouldn’t be possible without those [police] officers and first responders and amazing doctors.”
A member of the Coral Springs Ward, Coral Springs Florida Stake, Maddy spoke of the love, letters and gifts from many others. That love, she said, has sustained her. “I wouldn’t be here without it.”
She also called for unity at a post-shooting moment defined by divisive debate. “At times like these, I know we need to stick together.”