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Victims of Santa Fe shooting remembered in candlelight vigil

“We don’t want to remember how they died, or how they were injured. We want to remember who they were as people and so this is what that is really about."

SANTA FE, Texas — It's been a year since that tragic shooting that took the lives of eight students and two teachers at Santa Fe High School.

In honor of that, hundreds gathered Saturday night for a candlelight vigil to honor those who were lost.

It’s been 12 months, 365 days, but for so many in Santa Fe, it’s like it was yesterday.

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“I just think that it’s a miracle that she survived," Sonia Lopez said.

For Sonia Lopez, the scars haven’t healed, mainly because her daughter Sarah, who was shot twice on that day, has yet to heal herself.

“The only thing she's fighting right now is the lead poisoning. They left over 20 pellets in her body," Lope said.

Now, a Junior at Santa Fe, Sarah has to go back to the doctor in June to find out what’s next.

"She’s in pain. She’s always in some kind of pain, some level of pain," Lopez said.

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May 18th will be the day they’ll forever fear and never forget. The day ten lives were lost.

As the names were read at the vigil, candles were lit.

“We don’t want to remember how they died, or how they were injured. We want to remember who they were as people and so this is what that is really about," Wendy Norris with the City of Santa Fe Resiliency Center said.

The candlelight vigil put on to prove the lives taken and the loved ones injured will never be forgotten.

“God knows what else my daughter’s going to have to go through before she can relax and be fine," Lopez said.

The Resiliency Center is open seven days a week for anyone who needs counseling, therapy or just someone to talk to.  On Monday through Saturday, it's open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. It's in Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 13217 FM 1764 in Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Support crisis hotline number is 1-800-595-0869