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UCC shooting survivor improving, has 'long road to recovery' ahead

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Julie Woodworth (Photo: Facebook) Julie Woodworth (Photo: Facebook)
Amber McMurtrey Amber McMurtrey
Cheyenne Fitzgerald (Photo: GoFundMe) Cheyenne Fitzgerald (Photo: GoFundMe)

Three of the Umpqua Community College shooting survivors remain in the hospital and doctors said one survivor has a long road to recovery ahead of her.

Two of the survivors are at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, Amber McMurtrey, 34, and Julie Woodworth, 19.

Julie's friends have set up a GoFundMe account and says she is a sweet, down to earth person.

On Thursday, the doctors told FOX 12 she had been shot five times, including once in the head. As of Wednesday, she is breathing on her own and her eyes are open. Doctors aren't able to communicate with her or know how much she understands what's going on.

Doctors said she has one more week in the ICU, then a couple more weeks in the hospital but after that she may be able to go home.

Julie's doctors said even though she does have a long road to recovery there is a lot of hope.

"Thus far she has made a really incredible recovery, she really has. She is very strong and has fought very hard to get where she's at," said Neurosurgeon Dr. Neil Roundy.

The hospital spokesperson also said that many workers have been touched by Julie's story. Many of them went to school at UCC.

Amber McMurtrey is also still in the hospital. A GoFundMe page set up for her says she is at Sacred Heart RiverBend and was shot eight times, six in the arm and twice in the torso.

Amber is a mom of two and had gone back to college to pursue a nursing degree.

16-year-old Cheyenne Fitzgerald is the last shooting victim left at the hospital in Roseburg.

The college freshman's family told FOX 12 that she is doing well.

Cheyenne was shot in the back and played dead to survive. Her family said that is what saved her life.

A GoFundMe page set up by her family says Cheyenne started college early to pursue a nursing degree.

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