Despite everything she has been through, Layla remains in high spirits and tells us she is actually at peace with what happened.
Bush says she remembers the incident pretty well, but says it still seems surreal, and although she now has medical conditions she must deal with for the rest of her life, she says she feels like a much stronger person for surviving gunshot wounds from a hate crime.
Bush says her positive attitude along with everyone's support and prayers helped save her life. She says she is humbled by Saturday’s charity event here in her hometown.
"It's just amazing how much people care. It just makes me believe that the human spirit is so strong and so loving when there's a tragedy, and I really appreciate everything that everyone's done to help me and support me."
Bush says she is scheduled to be released from the hospital next Wednesday. She is looking forward to living at her Seattle home again and going back to work at the Jewish Federation.