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Derby woman shot in robbery underwent quadruple amputation

Julie Dombo was injured in a shooting during a robbery attempt while she was shopping at a Derby AT&T store in August.
Julie Dombo was injured in a shooting during a robbery attempt while she was shopping at a Derby AT&T store in August.

About $28,000 has been raised so far for Julie Dombo, the woman critically injured in a shooting at a Derby AT&T store in August.

Dombo was shot in her right forearm and right lung, and has been hospitalized at Wesley Medical Center since Aug. 11, according to her GoFundMe page.

Because of oxygen deprivation to her limbs while in the hospital, her hands and legs required amputation in early September.

She is being fitted for prosthetic limbs and has been getting advice and support from Matt Amos, a bilateral lower-limb amputee, as well as Steve Peeples, of Peeple’s Prosthetics, according to the page.

According to the page, she is now stable and is trying to get off the ventilator.

A blood drive was held in Dombo’s honor on Labor Day, and a run/walk was held on Sunday as a fundraiser for her medical bills as well.

People can still donate to help the family with medical expenses by visiting Dombo’s GoFundMe page.

“The family extends their deepest appreciation and respect for your generosity and kindness,” the page reads.

Reach Matt Riedl at 316-268-6660 or mriedl@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @RiedlMatt.

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