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Tampa native 'taking it one day at a time' after surviving Pulse attack

Tampa native recovering after surviving attack
Posted at 8:33 AM, Jun 07, 2017

It has been one year since the tragedy at Pulse nightclub. 49 lives were taken in the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S. since September 11th.

People across the country are remembering and honoring the victims.

Many survivors are still recovering not only physically, but mentally as well.

"I've been taking it one day at a time," said survivor Amanda Grau.

With each day, Grau continues her road to recovery. The Tampa native was shot four times in the Pulse attack. Thinking back to what life was like in the days, weeks and months following, she's thankful for how far she's come.

"Since June I've had to learn how to walk again. I had to learn how to use my right arm again. I had to be fed for a couple weeks after that happened. I had to use a walker and a chair," Grau told ABC Action News.

Things are slowly getting back to normal for Grau. She's not only well enough to care for her elderly grandmother, she's working part time as a nurse and engaged to be married in December. Grau admits that life may never be what it once was, but she's taking full advantage of the time she's got left.