Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Returns Home

A Riverside County woman who was seriously hurt in the Las Vegas shooting is back home Saturday in Wildomar. Her friends and family surprised her with a homecoming celebration.

People from her church lined the street where she lives, cheering and carrying signs of support while anxiously awaiting her arrival.

Chelsea Romo, a 28-year-old single mom, was hit in the face with gunfire when bullets went flying at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on Oct. 1. Chelsea was near the stage when she went down and a stranger helped her to an ambulance. She's been hospitalized in Las Vegas since the shooting.

"Her spirit is just amazing," said Dave Fern, the victim's father. "We go see her in the hospital and she's cracking jokes. She's so upbeat and so uplifting to the people in there."

Chelsea was overwhelmed with the surprise homecoming where she was reunited with her 5-year-old son and 20-month-old daughter.

Chelsea lost her left eye and now needs a cornea transplant to save her right eye. The family says it's a long road to recovery, but through the prayers and support from her extended church family and friends, they will get through it.

For now, Chelsea is staying positive and the outpouring of love and support will help her on her long road to recovery.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for the eye surgery.

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