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This is remarkable! As Max Lucado once stated, “In God’s hands, intended evil becomes eventual good.” That is exactly what happened when 14-year-old Deserae Turner was shot in the back of the head by two teenage boys, and then left for dead in a canal near their school. They may have thought that they’d killed her, but God had other plans.

According to reports by KSL, Turner was found on February 17, in extremely critical condition, when her friends were searching for her and found her unconscious in the canal near the school.

WSBTV reports:

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Two 16-year-old boys are accused of luring Deserae to join them after school, then shot her in the back of her head. Prosecutors say they stole her belongings and left her in a dry canal.

The teenage boys, who remain unnamed because they are minors, are charged with attempted aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and obstruction of justice.

Authorities testified during hearings that the teenage boys came up with the plan to “get rid” of Deserae while playing video games because one of the boys was tired of getting messages from Deserae on Snapchat.

On Thursday, Deserae appeared at a press conference smiling and holding her mother’s hand. Pieces of the bullet still remain inside her head.

“I am so thankful to be here today, to be alive,” Deserae said. “I told by dad that I am tougher than a bullet. It is still with me today.”

As you can see in the video above, Deserae was smiling, and even wore a T-shirt with the word “happy” written on it. She said, “It says happy on it, and I’m happy to go home.”

Turner is simply happy to be alive and to be able to go home. That says so much about her character. Many people would be angry and resentful towards the people that hurt them, or possibly even weary and scared. However, she is strong and she is read to move forward with a positive life.


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