Centennial, a 27-year-old woman who was shot in the head when a bullet pierced the wall of her apartment, continues to struggle to recover.
Sally Rose Arrows, who was disconnected from the ventilator last week after she was in a medical coma, now talks, eats and brushes her teeth, working with doctors and medical staff.
“As soon as the fan turned off on Friday, she immediately started speaking in full sentences,” said Nick Osana, Streletsky’s six-year-old boyfriend. “The first thing she said was if she could see her dog, Nya.”
Streletsky, who is still in intensive care, works daily with the medical team to restore her muscles that have been dormant since the October 2 shooting. According to Osana, she demonstrates long-term and short-term memory while continuing to work on improving her cognitive skills. Streletsky underwent several operations.
“She really started to progress,” he said.
According to the Arapaho County Sheriff, the shooting occurred around 11:30 on October 2 in the 6800 block of South Ivy Way.
Streletski was in the kitchen preparing to feed the dog when a shot was fired through the wall of a neighboring apartment. Osana was at home with her at the time.
Mikel McLean, 26, faces 10 charges, including extreme indifference to a serious crime, assault with deadly weapons and illegal use of firearms. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 4.
The GoFundMe page was launched to help Streletska in her recovery.
“She is one of the most powerful people you will meet every time, with such fervor, with such passion – an incredible person,” Osana said. “She gave me tremendous strength, a positive attitude and a positive outlook for the future. It will be a long road, but it’s nice that this road lies ahead. “