A young woman who survived a brutal attempt on her life walked out of the hospital, Saturday.
18-year-old Evelyn Bunte hadn’t left the confines of the hospital in nearly a month, after the attack on Galvez Ave. in northeast Fort Worth left her temporarily paralyzed and partially blind. Bunte’s father tells Fox 4 she was shot in the head 3 times, stabbed, beaten, possibly strangled and left for dead by her attackers.
“Today I'm feeling really good and definitely optimistic about the future,” Evelyn told Fox 4.
Bullet fragments are still lodged in parts of her body. She was unable to walk after the attack, and can only see shapes and colors.
“It was probably the worst thing I've ever had to experience in my life; to see my daughter laying there like that, in that condition,” said her father, Victor Bunte.
Evelyn’s family believes the attack may have been targeted. They say she moved to Texas, hoping for a fresh start, but got involved with the wrong group of people. Fort Worth Police are following up on leads, but have not made any arrest.
“I hope they get caught, that's all I have to say, because they don't understand how much pain they've put me through,” said Evelyn.
She continues to recover, and has progressed from lying in a hospital bed, unable to feed herself, to being able to walk on her own. Her father says Christmas will be beautiful for him and his family.
Bunte will be in physical therapy five days a week, for a few months, but doctors are hopeful her vision will continue to improve.
Her family has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover medical expenses.