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Parkland survivor Samantha Fuentes shows off shrapnel-free face

Posted: 8:54 AM, May 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-14 13:47:30Z

MIAMI (AP) —  Samantha Fuentes, a survivor of the attack that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, says her face "is finally shrapnel free!"

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Fuentes tweeted  a photo of her bruised face on Saturday, with a hospital bandage still stretching from her ear to her mouth, but her smile is wide.

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She says that regardless of the fact she looks like she lost a fight, inside she's winning.

She says she wants to thank her supporters because she's been struggling hard to love her face again.