Abigail Kopf's Recovery Fund

$70,820 of $100k goal

Raised by 1,096 people in 12 months

From the moment you bring a child into this world, you wonder – and often worry – what their future holds. But what happened to our daughter, Abigail Kopf, on the night of February 20th in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was beyond any nightmare we ever could have imagined.

With no warning or reason, a complete stranger shot our Abbie and seven other people at random. When her father and I arrived at Abbie’s side in the hospital, blood was pouring from our 14 year old daughter’s head, and the doctors told us to say our goodbyes. Moments later, Abbie flat lined. Doctors worked frantically to save her, but ultimately, nothing could  be done. They announced the time, and left us with our baby.

I laid my head on my daughter’s chest, and I thought I heard a heartbeat.  I asked the nurse to check her, and that's when they felt a pulse. She was back. Now the question was, is her mind still working?

Hours later, I took her hand in mine and asked her, "Abbie, if you can hear me, let me know." That's when she intertwined her fingers with mine and squeezed my hand. 

That was 6 weeks ago. Not only did Abbie come back to us, she’s walking and talking. But her path to full recovery is uncharted and may never end.

While she might be able to leave the rehab hospital in the next month, she has a lot of work – and a lot of unknowns - ahead. Doctors say we will have to remodel our home so Abbie does not have to use stairs, and she will continue rehab for the foreseeable future as an outpatient.

We are grateful for the thoughts, prayers and support of so many people. You have walked beside our family every step of the way, and we can never adequately express our gratitude. Now, we hope and pray that you will continue sharing this journey with us. We need you, and more importantly Abbie needs you. 


By helping Abbie Kopf, you will help a community devasted by truly senseless violence recover, because she is a ray of hope in an otherwise horrible event. Abbie, her family, and most importantly, Southwest Michigan will be immensely grateful.

 --Vickie Kopf (Abbie's Mother)

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Update 51
Posted by Eugene Kopf
1 month ago
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Her stitches are out and things look promising.
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Update 50
Posted by Eugene Kopf
2 months ago
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The Kopf family will NOT interact with the media today. Please don't bother us.

We ask to be left alone on this tragic date.

Thank you for respecting our wishes.
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Update 49
Posted by Eugene Kopf
2 months ago
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The one year anniversary is coming. We ask that news crews do NOT come to our door. Our home is our sanctuary. We would like our privacy on that day.

Thank you for respecting our wishes.
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Update 48
Posted by Eugene Kopf
2 months ago
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Abbie's surgery went very well. She was entertaining him from the hospital last Sunday. A follow up appointment with the skin surgeon shows that she is healing well.

She is suffering some horrendous headaches, which is to be expected after such a major head surgery.

There are many doctor's appointments in the following weeks.
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Randy Davis
11 months ago

I can't offer funds right now, but I'd like to open a door of communication with you. I survived being shot twice in the head when I was 16 years old in 1984. It's a nightmare that nobody could understand unless you've been there. I read Abbie's story on CNN and it left me in tears. I had to rebuild my life and have done so, but it's not easy. I know Abbie's ordeal is horrific and for Mom and Dad it's crippling watching your child endure. I am offering a sincere shoulder to cry on if you wish to communicate.

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Christophe Thompson
11 months ago
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So amazing to see you on TV! You are such a cutie and so amazing to have come this far. With your attitude nothing will stop you. Think of all the people that are behind you now! Go get it girl!

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Jessica Porter
12 months ago
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Go Abbie!! were cheering for you !! With love from, all the Kalamazoo Crafters and Vendors Group! Vicki and Gene if you need another fundraiser just Get a hold of me or Ann! were more than willing to help in any way we can!!

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Amanda Bvm
11 months ago
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Abbie you truly are a miracle and such a fighter Go Abbie!! were cheering for you all the way from paw paw ,mich

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Allie Wingate
12 months ago
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lol at Abbie during the Interview to the reporter.."What are you, like 80?" she is hysterical... just love her so much.

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Ann Marie
12 months ago
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keep moving forward abbie you are doing great

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Christopher Carter
10 months ago
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Abbie, sorry about the infection, but I know this will be a short delay to getting the plate in for good. Sorry you have to go through the pain of it all, but so thankful you are here. You are super brave, not sure I could do what you have already done! This is not going backward, just a curve along the way. Hang in there, so many of us are behind you!

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Dee Potter
11 months ago
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Abby, I absolutely know that you will overcome this terrible thing that has happened to you and will someday be living your dreams and helping others. Who knows the wonderful cures and discoveries the sea has to offer and you will be a part of that research! Your future is bright...it is guided by your spirit and inspired by your parents and everyone that loves you (including a tribe of heavenly angels.)

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Sharri Lazarski
12 months ago
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Watched this unfold in Vermont on the News and my heart and prayers were with every single one of the victims and their families. Abbie you truly are a miracle and a bright light of hope! Keep fighting honey, you got this :-)

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Allie Wingate
12 months ago
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Abbie.. you're going home ! So spunky and such a fighter ! Wow

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Alison Ann Harris
12 months ago
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i hope you feel better to come home in your own bed room with sister

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Joel M. Krupa
7 months ago
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When you are feeling better, I would like to extend to you the opportunity to be a cover model for one of my books. Stay strong and recover. May God bless you and your family and get these bills paid!!

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Princess Desir
10 months ago
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Abigail..you are such a blessing..and such a great future ahead of you..keep strong, never give up hope. The next few weeks will go by..and before you know it you will back to your self...you are a strong young bright lady...and there was a reason you are still with us after that event..and that is to be a bright star and shine for those around you..so God bless ur amazing soul and smile because you are amazing...

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Allie Wingate
10 months ago
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awww Abbie ... I'm so sorry... :((((((

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Renee Moller
10 months ago
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Oh sweet Abbie; I wish there were something more I could offer you right now than mere platitudes... But I know you are surrounded by love, and you are an amazingly strong young woman - you will get over this hurdle, just as you've gotten over the others. Just remember - you have the entire world rooting for you Abbie; you'll get past this too, tough though it may be. xoxo

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Allie Wingate
11 months ago
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She smiles through it all.....such a little heartbreaker, awww

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Renee Moller
2 months ago

SO glad to hear that the surgery went well, and that the skin is healing! GO ABBIE!! :D :D Keep smiling that gorgeous smile, chica; we're all pulling for you!! :)

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Erica Brouse
3 months ago

I keep continuing to share this page. Hoping Abby and the family gets all the help she needs.

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Allie Wingate
5 months ago

Abbie looks amazing. She'll be so happy once she can get that other surgery and move on. Know your family will all be relieved. She's such a cutie. Hope one day to meet her if I ever come around the area. I feel like I know her already :)

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Katherine Castor
5 months ago

Delighted for you,Abbey and your family . Keep up your hard work! The Lord has big plans for your future! With hugs and smiles from Kathy Castor

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$70,820 of $100k goal

Raised by 1,096 people in 12 months
Created April 3, 2016
$25
Anonymous
16 days ago
GS
$100
Gillie Springman
22 days ago
$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
JD
$300
John Damico
1 month ago
1
1
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
1
1
NV
$20
NANCY VLAZ
1 month ago

WISHING YOU THE BEST

GH
$50
Gavin Hodapp
1 month ago
MC
$15
Monty Cornell
1 month ago

You are so strong!

GT
$50
Gage Truitt
1 month ago

God bless you Abby. We are donating hoping to see you continue to make healing strides. On behave of Zack's birthday wishes, Gage

AJ
$20
Angie Jeffreys
1 month ago

Praying for you, Abby! Our donation is in honor of Zack V.'s Birthday request.

Randy Davis
11 months ago

I can't offer funds right now, but I'd like to open a door of communication with you. I survived being shot twice in the head when I was 16 years old in 1984. It's a nightmare that nobody could understand unless you've been there. I read Abbie's story on CNN and it left me in tears. I had to rebuild my life and have done so, but it's not easy. I know Abbie's ordeal is horrific and for Mom and Dad it's crippling watching your child endure. I am offering a sincere shoulder to cry on if you wish to communicate.

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Christophe Thompson
11 months ago
6
6

So amazing to see you on TV! You are such a cutie and so amazing to have come this far. With your attitude nothing will stop you. Think of all the people that are behind you now! Go get it girl!

+ Read More
Jessica Porter
12 months ago
6
6

Go Abbie!! were cheering for you !! With love from, all the Kalamazoo Crafters and Vendors Group! Vicki and Gene if you need another fundraiser just Get a hold of me or Ann! were more than willing to help in any way we can!!

+ Read More
Amanda Bvm
11 months ago
3
3

Abbie you truly are a miracle and such a fighter Go Abbie!! were cheering for you all the way from paw paw ,mich

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Allie Wingate
12 months ago
3
3

lol at Abbie during the Interview to the reporter.."What are you, like 80?" she is hysterical... just love her so much.

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Ann Marie
12 months ago
3
3

keep moving forward abbie you are doing great

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Christopher Carter
10 months ago
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2

Abbie, sorry about the infection, but I know this will be a short delay to getting the plate in for good. Sorry you have to go through the pain of it all, but so thankful you are here. You are super brave, not sure I could do what you have already done! This is not going backward, just a curve along the way. Hang in there, so many of us are behind you!

+ Read More
Dee Potter
11 months ago
2
2

Abby, I absolutely know that you will overcome this terrible thing that has happened to you and will someday be living your dreams and helping others. Who knows the wonderful cures and discoveries the sea has to offer and you will be a part of that research! Your future is bright...it is guided by your spirit and inspired by your parents and everyone that loves you (including a tribe of heavenly angels.)

+ Read More
Sharri Lazarski
12 months ago
2
2

Watched this unfold in Vermont on the News and my heart and prayers were with every single one of the victims and their families. Abbie you truly are a miracle and a bright light of hope! Keep fighting honey, you got this :-)

+ Read More
Allie Wingate
12 months ago
2
2

Abbie.. you're going home ! So spunky and such a fighter ! Wow

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Alison Ann Harris
12 months ago
2
2

i hope you feel better to come home in your own bed room with sister

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Joel M. Krupa
7 months ago
1
1

When you are feeling better, I would like to extend to you the opportunity to be a cover model for one of my books. Stay strong and recover. May God bless you and your family and get these bills paid!!

+ Read More
Princess Desir
10 months ago
1
1

Abigail..you are such a blessing..and such a great future ahead of you..keep strong, never give up hope. The next few weeks will go by..and before you know it you will back to your self...you are a strong young bright lady...and there was a reason you are still with us after that event..and that is to be a bright star and shine for those around you..so God bless ur amazing soul and smile because you are amazing...

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Allie Wingate
10 months ago
1
1

awww Abbie ... I'm so sorry... :((((((

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Renee Moller
10 months ago
1
1

Oh sweet Abbie; I wish there were something more I could offer you right now than mere platitudes... But I know you are surrounded by love, and you are an amazingly strong young woman - you will get over this hurdle, just as you've gotten over the others. Just remember - you have the entire world rooting for you Abbie; you'll get past this too, tough though it may be. xoxo

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Allie Wingate
11 months ago
1
1

She smiles through it all.....such a little heartbreaker, awww

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Renee Moller
2 months ago

SO glad to hear that the surgery went well, and that the skin is healing! GO ABBIE!! :D :D Keep smiling that gorgeous smile, chica; we're all pulling for you!! :)

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Erica Brouse
3 months ago

I keep continuing to share this page. Hoping Abby and the family gets all the help she needs.

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Allie Wingate
5 months ago

Abbie looks amazing. She'll be so happy once she can get that other surgery and move on. Know your family will all be relieved. She's such a cutie. Hope one day to meet her if I ever come around the area. I feel like I know her already :)

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Katherine Castor
5 months ago

Delighted for you,Abbey and your family . Keep up your hard work! The Lord has big plans for your future! With hugs and smiles from Kathy Castor

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