AURORA (CBS13) – One of the survivors shot during a midnight screening of the new Batman movie had just graduated from the University of the Pacific in May.

Petra Anderson underwent surgery yesterday. She was shot through the nose and now a pellet is lodged inside the back of her head.

A family friend tells CBS13 she has made remarkable progress.

Anderson is an accomplished music composer. A family friend says she is the youngest person in the country to compose a full symphony.

Petra’s mother, Kim Anderson, has been battling breast, bone, liver and lung cancer and was recently told she only has a few months to live. The family has been putting all of their money toward her treatments, but now, that money will have to go to help Petra recover.

That’s why on Sunday at 10 p.m. Eastern Time, her friends will launch a national social media campaign on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to promote the Hope Rises Relief Fund.

They hope people will tweet using the hashtag #ReadyToBelieve? to spread awareness of the fund.

They want everyone to know that something so tragic can also bring people together.

The hashtag comes from a quote from the first Batman film.


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