Hayley's stepmom Meghan King Edmonds has since offered an update on her stepdaughter, who is still badly shaken by the horrifying event. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Meghan didn't sugarcoat Hayley's condition: "She's not good, as you can imagine," Meghan said. "She has some PTSD and I think probably everybody [who was] there does. It's the deadliest mass shooting in American history. It's horrible."
Meghan continued: "She was so lucky to come out totally unscathed, physically, but the emotional and mental healing process will go on for years and years."
Hayley has sought out group therapy to help manage the stress and trauma, which makes her stepmom proud. "She's been through a lot in the last couple of years," Meghan said. "And a lot of times, it's easier for people just to retreat into their emotions, rather than to feel them and express them." She added that, with the help of therapy, Hayley is "trucking ahead in life and moving on."
On October 3, Hayley posted a photo of herself and friends at the music festival. The photo was snapped mere minutes before the shooting began. "I have no words for how traumatizing this experience was for me, my friends and my family," her caption read in part.