Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day 203: Donate to Colorado victims/families

No one expects to go to a midnight viewing of the new batman movie, and to be the victim of violence.

Jessica Ghawi (went by Caredfield) was one of the fatally shot victims in the Colorado's Century Aurora 16 Movie theater.

Ironically, she dodged a near death mass shooting in Toronto last month. She shared her thoughts in the link to her blog below:

This portion touched my heart:

"I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath. For one man, it was in the middle of a busy food court on a Saturday evening.

I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing. So often I have found myself taking it for granted. Every hug from a family member. Every laugh we share with friends. Even the times of solitude are all blessings. Every second of every day is a gift. After Saturday evening, I know I truly understand how blessed I am for each second I am given."

Jessica, you and all the other victims in that theater mattered. No one can begin to understand why someone would do such an inhumane act. But I do know one thing - your lifes words live on. I hope we call can take away your lasting impression on life's fragility....


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