UVALDE, Texas — A 10-year-old boy who was sh’ot but survived the mass’acre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, apologized to his father for getting bl’ood on his clothes and losing his glasses.
Noah Orona is still recovering inside Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio.
He is still shaken up and unwilling to say much about the sh’ooting, but his parents spoke to ABC News.
During the interview, they shared what their son went through on that ho’rrific day.
He was sh’ot in the back, with the bu’llet coming out his shoulder and leaving a ga’ping hole.
They said he played de’ad and watched his teacher sh’ield other students from the gu’nman before getting sh’ot herself.
His father, Oscar, said she eventually fell on top of another child and di’ed.
“There was bl’ood everywhere,” he said.
When Oscar finally got to see Noah, they were at the Uvalde Hospital, where Noah was getting ready to be transported to San Antonio.
“Dad, I’m sorry,” he told his father. “I got bl’ood all over my clothes.”
His dad assured him it was OK.
Then Noah said, “Dad, I lost my glasses too.”
And his dad assured him they’d get new ones.
Their son has only told them he “waited a long time” before Border Patrol came in to help them.
They said they are thankful for the community’s support and that they are choosing to focus on their son’s recovery.