A gunshot survivor has shared a photo of the scar she sustained on her stomach after she was shot.

Takieyah Reaves was shot in the stomach and the bullet shattered it but, miraculously, missed every major organ. However, it damaged her stomach wall beyond repair so a skin graft was done with flesh taken from her thigh.

The procedure left her looking pregnant and she says people sometimes ask embarrassing questions, like when her baby is due and why her stomach makes growling sounds.

But she’s more grateful for life and determined to make the best of it.

Below is what she wrote about her close brush with death.


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