Mom of 17-month-old injured in shooting: “Toddlers are funny because they can get shot but still want to run around and play”

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the mother of a 17-month-old girl who was injured in the shooting texted him about her daughter’s condition.

“Toddlers are funny because they can get shot but still want to run around and play,” the mother texted, according to Abbott.

The governor went on to read a portion of the mother’s text message:

“Her mouth is pretty bad, but will heal and can be fixed. Thankfully it doesn’t seem like her jaw was hit. Just lips, teeth and tongue. She’s having surgery tomorrow to remove the shrapnel from her chest and to fix her lip and mouth and to get a better look at her tongue. We are thanking God for healing her and appreciate continued prayers.”

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