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Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by boman2014: 10:17am On Jun 12, 2020
A mum-of-two has been forced to live with her intestines protruding from her stomach after surviving a horrific gun attack.

Takieyah Reaves, 32, from Newark, New Jersey, was one of three people injured in a random shooting at a nightclub in the city in July 2017.

Mum-of-two Takieyah Reaves was left with her intestines protruding from her stomach following a shooting

Takieyah, a criminal justice student, was hit once in her right leg and once in the stomach, with the bullet damaging her stomach wall beyond repair.

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..

Takieyah lost 4.5 litres of blood and had to have life-saving surgery following the attack

They were then able to remake Takieyah's stomach wall using skin from her thighs, but the size of the wound has meant they are unable to close it until it heals.

It will get patched up properly, but it has been left open and exposed ever since it happened," she told the Metro.

"I am constantly asked if I am pregnant when I go out. "People ask me if it’s a boy or a girl and I then have to explain everything."

Pictures posted to Takieyah's Instagram show a large opening down the front of her abdomen and repaired skin bulging from the damaged part of her stomach.

She now helps to run the New Jersey chapter of campaign group Bullets 4 Life, and says that after graduating she wants to work in schools educating children about the danger and impact of gun violence.

Takieyah is scheduled to have her stomach closed again later this month

"I want to use what happened to me to make a difference," she said.

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.

She said she has learned to embrace her body, but that for a long time the injury took a huge toll on her life.

"I just wanted to curl up in a ball and hide and I was scared to go outside because of guns on the street," she said.

"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.

"I do want my body back but I see [the injuries] as my war scars."

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11837013/mom-intestines-hanging-out-gunman-hole-stomach/

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by Righteousness89(m): 10:23am On Jun 12, 2020
In every situation you find yourself..Give Thanks to GOD ALMIGHTY..

There are things you see and you understand that your own challenges are nothing..

My PRECIOUS DADDY in Heaven, Once again, I Just wanna say " I Am Grateful" THANK YOU SIR!

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by Enoch07: 10:28am On Jun 12, 2020
omo see something oh

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by gentlestdude(m): 10:43am On Jun 12, 2020
imagine that happened in Nigeria, I'm sure she'll be singing with the angels now

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by ExAngel007(f): 10:52am On Jun 12, 2020
Gosh!!! Graphics pictures

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by virginboy1(m): 12:42pm On Jun 12, 2020
Damn, She lost 4.5 litres of blood.. shocked. Glad she survived.

"If it was in one country, they would have asked for police report, before they attend to her". Nonsense...

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by MISTAICEY02288(m): 12:42pm On Jun 12, 2020
Damn! Thank God for her and thank God for America... If it were in a country like Naija, she would most likely be dead by now. Great to know she's getting it closed up finally later this month.

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by ThereIsHopeee: 12:42pm On Jun 12, 2020
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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by tompat86(m): 12:42pm On Jun 12, 2020
Ewooooooo

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by AmazingELixir: 12:42pm On Jun 12, 2020
shocked



Aahh! ...


If na naija dis woman for dhan turn skeleton under 6 feet far back.

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by OLDESTWARRIBOY: 12:42pm On Jun 12, 2020
OP Add graphic pics na
Sister, the lord is your strength

If na our hospital here, all the hospitals were dem rush you go reject you before dem go finally see the one wey go accept you, you dn already go meet Abba Kyari

Those people wey dey quote me below, na ona know...I no get dat time 2day

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by joviegghead: 12:42pm On Jun 12, 2020
Creepy! Very creepy!
But better creepy than dead.
But mehn, the thing is doing one kind o. Chai.

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by Ddonoflife(m): 12:43pm On Jun 12, 2020
Jeezz...This is scary

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by Realestatepro(m): 12:43pm On Jun 12, 2020
Wow.
This lady is really lucky and God is on her side.
Thanks to the doctors who battled to save her life.

Meanwhile we are real estate professionals, contact us for genuine lands and houses within Nigeria

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by SIR0: 12:43pm On Jun 12, 2020
God is great.

Eni olorun o pa, ko ni 'bi lo.

Wishing her quick recovery.

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by Slawormir: 12:43pm On Jun 12, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr
What da fuckkkk

gentlestdude:
imagine that happened in Nigeria, I'm sure she'll be singing with the angels now
Brother
Nor be everything we go just dey critize Nigeria
We fit still run that kind thing for our hospital here.

Although according to the story them go arrange the stomach well later

But the way when people dey overrate America
We expect say them for fit close the wound and make the stomach fine immediately not wait for some time

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by Ddonoflife(m): 12:43pm On Jun 12, 2020
OLDESTWARRIBOY:
cheesy
. Space booker
Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by Dalil8: 12:43pm On Jun 12, 2020
OLDESTWARRIBOY:
cheesy

What's funny about her condition?
Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by xynerise: 12:43pm On Jun 12, 2020
You can't die if it is not your time....and when it is your time to die, even termite bite can kill you

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by Trustme2(m): 12:44pm On Jun 12, 2020
Hmmmmm
Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by SweetCunt97(f): 12:44pm On Jun 12, 2020
What the heck!?


Timekeeper1 abeg come help me pack my vomit, all d indomie wey I chop now just regurgitated

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by Femeto: 12:44pm On Jun 12, 2020
Jesu
Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by joinpreneur(m): 12:44pm On Jun 12, 2020
My God!
Will she still be able to conceive?
Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by Newtononline(m): 12:46pm On Jun 12, 2020
This is horrific shocked

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by stevrulez(m): 12:46pm On Jun 12, 2020
If it's not your time, it's not your time... If you know you know. smiley

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by gbaskiboy(m): 12:46pm On Jun 12, 2020
Hun! This outta scared my life out of me. Thank God she survived. Clothes they cover things sha
Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by OdefaGirl(f): 12:46pm On Jun 12, 2020
Lord....... that's something else. And she's grateful, then why won't I?

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by vibbb: 12:46pm On Jun 12, 2020
Wonderful God. Takieyah Reaves you are a very strong woman, you forth so hard to survive this. Keep pushing strong and stay blessed.

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by Nobody: 12:46pm On Jun 12, 2020
Horrible. I'm sorry but it's disgusting

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Re: Woman Lives With Her Intestines Hanging Outside After Surviving A Shooting In US by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 12:46pm On Jun 12, 2020
9ja! 9ja! 9ja! How many times did I call u?

Proof NK wrong that you are not a zoo

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