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6 Years Since Virginia Tech School Tragedy

6 Years Since Virginia Tech School Tragedy

Earlier this month, a friend of mine quietly posted this quote from T.S. Elliot: “April is the cruelest month.” Immediately, I knew what he was alluding to — the first two weeks of April carry a tragic weight as they move us closer to the significance of April 16. Today is the six-year anniversary of
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5 Ways We Can Learn from Aurora

5 Ways We Can Learn from Aurora

The news of the Aurora shooting stopped my day completely. I searched YouTube for videos posted by those outside the theater; I listened to first-hand accounts. I wanted information, incessantly. But as time passed and the media focus evolved – I realized it’s easy for us to move forward and to categorize this as the
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AuroraHeart

Be a Part of #AuroraLove

A picture is a worth a thousands words, and a personal message  can be incredibly inspiring in showing people that you’re thinking of them. If you’re looking for a way to reach out to the families of Aurora, please consider sending an #AuroraLove message! You may a favorite quote of hope or advice that you
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Kristina & Sam at Columbine High School

What does a survivor from Virginia Tech and Columbine have in common?

I’ve been telling a lot more people about Koshka Foundation lately – more importantly, that I started it after surviving the Virginia Tech shooting. Someone recently asked me, “Is that what you want to be associated with?” Well, frankly, no, I don’t want to be forever hash tagged with “massacre, tragedy, school violence”. But there’s
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Remembering April 16th, 5 Years Later

Remembering April 16th, 5 Years Later

The week of April 16th, 2007 is one Virginia Tech students, parents, faculty and local Blacksburg residents will never forget. While sadness and shock colored our first memories, we will always remember how we first learned of the tragic events that unfolded at West Ambler Johnson and Norris Hall on that morning. In the past
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