Parkland student celebrates finally being free of shrapnel
© Twitter: Sam Fuentes

Nearly three months after the Parkland, Fla., shooting, survivor Sam Fuentes celebrated being free of shrapnel, posting a selfie on Twitter with a bandaged face.

“My face is finally shrapnel free!” she wrote. “Regardless of the fact I look like I lost a fight, inside I’m winning in a way. I’ve been struggling so hard to love my face again, thank you for all your support.”

Fuentes was one of more than a dozen students injured when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February. Seventeen people were killed in the shooting.


In recent months, Fuentes and her fellow survivors have become some of the loudest voices in the national conversation on gun control.

Fuentes spoke at the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington, D.C., earlier this year, calling for gun control in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands of people.

Her speech went viral after she threw up onstage and continued speaking after the incident.

"Our mission is simple and our ambitions are unbeatable,” she said in her speech. “Let's keep the guns out of the hands of the wrong people and keep them in the hands of the safe and reasonable.”