Family raising money to move after 14-year-old hit by stray bullet in Detroit

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Home hasn't felt much like one for the Thomas-Lanton family since last October. 

That's when stray bullets came flying through their window on Appoline Street on Detroit's west side, hitting 14-year-old Myonna in the head. 

"It just felt like I got hit in the side of the head," Myonna said. "But nobody else was up here and I just started bleeding and I'm like, 'Wow, I just got shot.'"

Doctors had to surgically removed the bullet from under her eye. 

"The bullet went through right here [pointing near her ear] and it came through and got stuck right [near her right eye]," she showed us.

"You can't describe it, man," Andre Thomas said. "It’s like you're about to lose your child. You think you're going to lose your child." 

It is a feeling Myonna's parents did not want to relive. They started a GoFundMe campaign to move to a safer neighborhood, and now it's only a matter of time before they do. 

Thanks to the goodwill of so many, the family raised more than $5,000 - topping their initial goal and their wildest expectations.

"I want to thank everybody for helping her out," Andre said. "We really got some good people out there. still. you know what I mean?"

The Thomas-Lanton family has not found a new home yet. If you'd like to make a donation to help them out, you can do so via their GoFundMe account here