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Resisting the Label of Victim, but Forever Scarred by a Mass Shooting

Interviews over months with Mr. Mika, his teammates, paramedics, surgeons and loved ones paint a portrait of an unexpected survival and recovery that defied the expectations of every medical expert he encountered on the day of the attack.

He has since sought to escape the attention showered on the victims of high-profile shootings in the United States, trying to resist the feeling that his identity is solely that of a survivor.

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Shrapnel from the bullet that hit Mr. Mika’s chest remains trapped in his body.

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/us/congressional-baseball-shooting-matt-mika.html