Family Strong: Last surviving victim of One October goes home

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The last surviving victim from the One October massacre leaves rehab, more than four months after being shot in the chest

"It's been a long journey and I'm happy to go home today," shooting survivor Rosemarie Melanson told us.

Rosemarie Melanson says it's "family" that kept her going.

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The 56-year-old mother wheeled out of Kindred Rehab Center on West Sahara surrounded by dozens of supporters. Going home after surviving the Strip Massacre of One October.

"I've always loved Las Vegas. I knew they were a strong community. But it really didn't hit me until this happened," said Rosemarie.

Rosemarie was at the Route 91 Music festival with her two daughters when a gunman opened fire from Mandalay Bay.

58 people were killed.

Rosemarie was hit in the chest. The bullet breaking a rib, hitting her liver, spleen, and stomach.

She was on life support for 8 weeks.

"I'll be doing home health care for a while. I'll go back for more surgery down the road. But the worst part is behind me now. It's just getting stronger and stronger," she said.

"Its been an endless rollercoaster ride from day one," said Rosemarie's daughter, Paige Melanson.

Paige was shot in the elbow that night. But says with her mom now coming home much of her own anxiety is slipping away.

"That's all I can think of saying. Thank you, thank you, thank you," Paige tells us.

A night of fun that turned to horror.

Rosemarie's family admitting they nearly lost her.

Now, she takes home 131 red balloons. One for every day she was in the hospital.

"We've always been a strong knit family. This has made us stronger" says Rosemarie.

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