At 5 in the morning, a bullet crossed the vinyl side plate of a house in west Edmonton. m.
December of 2015.
It runs through the drywall, through a metre of ground space, through the mattress and memory foam before settling itself on the back of Brenda Hill.
The shot and the person who pulled the trigger were never recognized.
Due to swelling, after weeks of delay, the surgeon removed the bullet from Hill\'s body and the bullet stopped near her spine.
The single mother recovered in the hospital for a few weeks before returning to her home with her mother Gerrie Wilson and her adult son David Hill with cerebral palsy.
At the time, police in the city believed that the shooting was shot by a gunman in a car on 199 Street.
A neighbor said only one shot was heard.
Hill still thinks it\'s worth noting that throughout the length of the house that might have been hit, the bullet found where she was sleeping.
In the hospital, Hill said, a strange man called the police to ask about her.
Until today, Hill is still wondering if the person is calling because he knows something criminal.
This week, the city police confirmed that the investigation had ended and was not resolved, and Hill thought it would not change.
Instead, after losing her salary for a year, she turned her attention to work.
Hill has been trying to seek financial and other help since the random crime.
She received some government assistance but was not enough to properly support her family.
Hill returned to her retail job in early February.
But she did not return to the position of permanent manager for shipping and receiving goods.
Instead, to accommodate her physical limitations, the company offered her a temporary sales position.
That means wages are down from $22 an hour to $15.
She contacted Labor in Alberta, but said she was told the employer had the right to change her salary and position.
She was also told that she could not access the shortor long-
She was recently told she was accepting a three-
The monthly trial period, although she had completed the trial period when she was recorded.
She still has benefits when Hill continues to \"modify\" the worker\'s status, but once such benefits disappear, so does the benefits she enjoys as a permanent employee.
\"I always think your salary and working hours are protected,\" Hill said . \".
\"I hope they can catch the man, because then I will sue him for all my salary losses.
Hill is now considering other employment opportunities and continues to work on physical and mental rehabilitation.
She went to the psychiatrist, took the medicine for nerve pain, and did some physical therapy herself.
\"I have good days and bad days.
Numbness never disappeared.
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