Taft blast victim who lost both legs forgives explosion perpetrator

QTV video: Bar exam blast victim Raissa Laurel discharged from hospital

Raissa Laurel, a law student who lost both her legs in the Taft blast last month, has forgiven the person behind the grenade attack, reports ABS-CBNNews.com. The San Sebastian College student has a message for the perpetrator: "Gusto ko makonsensya ka, sumuko ka na dahil marami kaming naapektuhan. Hindi ko alam purpose mo or intention mo, pero hindi masisira ang buhay namin dahil sa ginawa mo." ("Grow a conscience and turn yourself in. I don’t know your intentions but I do know we won’t let what you did ruin our lives.")

Laurel, 23, was discharged on October 26 from the Philippine General Hospital, where she stayed for about a month. She is bent on finishing her studies and becoming an advocate for those who have also lost their legs. Her father Roberto told ABS-CBNNews.com, "She fought for her life. She had about a 20 percent chance of living but I think God really (has something planned for her)."

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