Veronica Moser-Sullivan at her 2012 Kindergarten continuation ceremony.
AURORA, CO (KUSA)- The aunt of a woman who lost her 6-year-old daughter in the Aurora theater shooting and suffered a miscarriage is expected to be paralyzed for the rest of her life as a result of her injuries.
MaryEllen Hansen says doctors still hope her niece, Ashley Moser, will have use of her arms.
"Ashley is struggling right now. She's going to be paralyzed. At this point, we do have hope in the family that she will have use of her arms. [We're] talking about rehab at Craig Hospital," Hansen told KUSA reporter Anastasiya Bolton.
Hansen also says the funeral of 6-year-old Veronica Moser-Sullivan has been delayed until her mother is able to attend, and there's no estimate on when that will be.
"The family is struggling. It's been very hard. It's such a shock. At this point, we're trying to deal with it one day at a time," Hansen said.
Hansen spoke at the courthouse where the shooting suspect was charged with 142 criminal counts.
After the hearing, she says she thought the shooter appeared coherent and alert, and that he had a "persona of evilness."
"I felt anger, and I felt resentment that anybody can take away someone's life for just going to the movies. And I also felt sorry for him in the sense that he was a brilliant person that could've done a lot of good, but what went wrong?" she said. "And I also thought 'what's going on with the mental health system.'"
An official donation account was created for the family. To donate, go to any Wells Fargo Bank and request the "Donation Account for Ashley and Veronica Moser."