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Homeschool Graduate Recovering from Colorado Batman Movie Shooting, Needs Prayer

image courtesy PetraAndersonMusic.com

Homeschooler Petra Anderson is recovering from serious gunshot wounds received in the Aurora, Colorado shooting at the Batman premiere.  She is an accomplished musician, and is also well-known in national speech and debate circles.

From homeschool dad and blogger Dave Diaso:

I woke up this morning to the news that there had been a terrible shooting in Aurora, Colorado, which is an eastern Denver suburb. The shooting took place at the premier of the movie, “Dark Knight Rises”. When I saw the news I wondered if anyone we knew might have been there. See story here…

Then my son, David came down with the news that our friend, Petra Anderson had been shot three times in the arm and once in the head. She is now in ICU. The bullet that hit her in the head went through her nose and is stuck in the back of her skull. She can still move and talk. That is good news!

Please join us along with her family and friends in praying for Petra’s healing and recovery. Pray for the Lord’s peace and comfort for her and her family, and loved ones.

Read his prayers and more information about Petra’s situation

(Diaso posted an update July 20 at 7:33 p.m.:

Thanks so much for praying. She made it through surgery, and it sounds like that went well.


Petra had graduated from the University of the Pacific in California this past May:

From CBS News Sacramento:

Petra Anderson graduated in May from Pacific and was an accomplished music student at the private Stockton college. She is undergoing surgery after being shot multiple times. The suspect, 24-year-old James Holmes, is accused of killing 12 people inside the theater and injuring 59.

The university released a statement to its student and faculty Friday afternoon regarding Anderson, including:

Petra, a Colorado native, is well known in our University community. She was the 2011 Conservatory of Music Presser Scholar, a national award for outstanding music students. In 2010, she composed and directed the successful “Heroes Salute: A Musical Tribute to Veterans,” which was performed in Faye Spanos Concert Hall. She is also well known to students due to her work in the Office of Admissions and as an assistant residence director.


From News10 ABC Sacramento:

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