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Lone star stabbing victim speaks out after attacks

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Stabbed multiple times and randomly victimized. Tonight we hear from one of three students

attacked on the Lone Star College campus.

The incident happened almost two months ago but the wounds are still very much fresh.

"It's a scar, but a scar of beauty" says Karissa Harris a first year student. "I didn't let

him stop me from going to school I finished that semester, I'm going back next semester. I'm not

gonna let one crazy person stop me from my dreams." Despite a major setback and weeks of recovery

Harris explains what happened to her as she waited for class to begin. "Blood was going everywhere and I

grabbed my stuff and I ran down the hall and started screaming

run... run...run there's a crazy person." Harris was one of three attacked at Lone Star College campus.

It happened back in April when suspect Dylan Quick allegedly went on a violent rampage. According

to police all those stabbed were selected at random.

"All I remember is I pretty much just stopped and I looked down for a second and was like ...

what just happened?" Harris' wounds required emergency surgery. Her mother rushed to her side

before taking several photos of her daughter slashed face and shoulder. It's been almost two months and

even now Harris says she has to go to physical therapy. She can't lift her left arm but point

out how it's more than just the physical injuries, "I'm to my last dollars on everything. How am I gonna pay

my rent, my car is falling apart, my kids my life it kinda all just started crashing down and

I'm just slowly trying to build it back up." But on a "no work release" the single mother of two says

she can't do much but try to explain to her girls why she has to continue school. "She doesn't want me

to leave the house she's having issues at school now" Harris says of her 9 year old. While back

at home though Harris says she's trying to keep it together not just for her girls but to prove

that you can overcome anything life throws your way. "It wasn't just my life it was my kids, my daughters

father, my parents."

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