Transcript for Teen shark bite victim opens up about 'healing' after losing her leg
Wednesday. We have an update now to a very inspiring story robin brought us. 17-year-old Paige winter was badly injured in that shark attack but the resilient teenager staying positive telling robin that she was still paigy, just a little different. "Gma" was there when that young woman was able to leave the hospital and go home. I don't think you need the bracelet anymore. Nope. For Paige winter it's been a life-changing summer. Can I have my phone? Reporter: She's still a teenager on her phone and social media. This wi-fi is delicious. Reporter: Calmer days since her terrifying drama at a north Carolina beach on June 2nd. Bitten by a shark, being pulled from the water by her father, two fingers gone, later her leg amputated. Two weeks later she spoke of those terrifying moments in robin's exclusive interview. I started struggling and I'm like pushing with this foot away and I like start feeling around and I like feel it. 20 reps today. Reporter: Every day now she has hours of aggressive physical therapy. This is called an apop or an early postop prosthesis. Walking with this will help prepare her for her permanent prosthesis. She is doing phenomenally well. I'm a little nervous about just like my hands and the therapy that I have to do with them. It's going to be pretty rigorous. But they do expect me to have I think 95% of full function again. And then in this hand I don't know how much they think but I'll still have grip, pinch. Reporter: Her fight for her future keeping her going. When I was in the water I did not see my life flash behind my eyes. I saw my future flash eyes and all the things I wanted to go and that's why I dot out of there. Reporter: Her affection for the shark that bit her. Yesterday was our one-month anniversary. When Paige left there was a party, one of the gifts, a thriver t-shirt. It says thriver and that's for robin because robin said that. I miss you, robin. Her father admits there are tough times. She's got bad moments where she's overwhelmed but she's got a really amazing uncanny ability to pick herself up. The main focus right now is my therapy and my healing. I cannot change that I don't have a leg. I can't change that I can't use my hands right now. I think I can walk. I can control what happens in the future. I can do that and that's what I want to do. Wow. What an incredible young woman.
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