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Shooting victim's home makeover continues

Shooting victim's home makeover continues

ROSS TWP., Pa. - Ross Township shooting survivor Linda Kozic is finding healing in the kindness of others.

It's been a month since work began on Linda Kozic's Saylorsburg, Monroe County home.

Kozic has been in a wheel chair since a gunman opened fire at the Ross Township Municipal building August 5th.

David Fleetwood, James LaGuardia and Kozic's husband Jerry Kozic were killed.

Kozic's leg was shattered by a bullet.

"I am doing well my leg is healing beautiful," said Kozic.

After the shooting, the community embraced Kozic.

On the blogspot blog "Linda Kozic's house," volunteers are seen renovating her home to make it wheelchair accessible.

All of the materials were donated by people who wanted to help Kozic heal.

"There is constant love coming my way and it's not overwhelming in a negative way, it's extremely positive way," said Kozic.

Linda says part of her healing and grieving process means taking things day by day and repaying the generosity shown here by paying it forward.

December 14th, Kozic will speak at a candle light vigil at Bethlehem City Hall Plaza for the victims of Sandy Hook.

She says it was a tragedy that motivated her husband to take action.

"He started a campaign of contacting as many senators, congress and and representatives as he could to express his desire to have changes," said Kozic.

Kozic says it will get people talking about the issue of gun violence and how to stop it.

She says it's just one way she will repay the kindness she has been shown by the community.

But for now, with a grateful heart.

She is focusing on moving back into the house and healing.

"How do you even express your gratitude. There is no words, no way," said Kozic.

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