Mum-of-two Takieyah Reaves,from Newark,New Jersey, was left with her intestines protruding from her stomach following a Gunshooting at night club in the city.
Takieyah, a criminal justice student, was hit at her right leg and was also hit once in the stomach,the bullet damages her stomach wall beyond remedy
They were then able to remake Takieyah’s stomach wall using skin from her thighs, but due to the size of the wound they are unable to close it until it heals.
She lost 4.5 litres of blood and her heart stopped while she was undergoing emergency surgery, but doctors were able to stabilise her and remove the bullets.
She said people constantly asked if she pregnant whenever she go out.People ask me if it’s a boy or a girl and I then have to explain everything.
She planned to make difference from what has happened to her and has learned to embrace her body.
Takieyah has now had a total of seven surgeries to repair her stomach lining, and is scheduled to finally have her wound closed later this month.
“I am so grateful I am still able to raise my kids”.“I was depressed for a while but I decided that I couldn’t go on like that for their sake”,Takieyah said