Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
As a consequence of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, and other similar tragedies, I found myself drawn to highlight a few of the families who are now left to attempt to accept that their child has been taken too early.
The Sandy Hook parents that were left behind will ultimately need to be inspirational in the coming months as they help the siblings of these young victims to make sense of the fact that their brother, or sister, will never return.
My sympathy is, of course, with everyone who has been affected by Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, December 14, 2012.
Actor Morgan Freeman states that this tragedy occurred, “because of the way the media reports it.” He then goes on to state that “Fox News has plastered the killer’s face on all their reports for hours.” Moreover, he wants to know if there have been “Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer’s identity? ” Finally, he states that we can help by “remembering the name of at least one victim.”
I am presently here to do that.
The family of 6-year-old Ana Marquez-Greene lost this beautiful young spirit but were lucky in that her nine-year-old brother survived. They had moved to Newtown, Connecticut just two months prior to the shooting for a new job and a better life. Ana is survived by her loving parents, Jimmy Greene and Nelba Marquez-Greene.
Teachers Victoria Soto, Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau, and Anne Marie Murphy all of whom died attempting to shield her students from harm. This is certainly the action of women who thought of their students as their children.
Principal Dawn Hochsprung and School Psychologist Mary Sherlach both of whom rushed the gunman in an attempt to save all of their 630 children.
Mother to six-year-old victim, Charlotte Bacon, granted her daughter’s wish on the morning of her daughter’s death. Charlotte wanted to wear her new dress and boots to school and mom allowed it and also created a special hairdo for little Charlotte. This is a special memory that mom can cherish. Hopefully, she can find strength in that.
Francine Wheeler told a local paper that for her children “We knew we wanted a piece of lawn, somewhere quiet, somewhere with good schools.” She lost her son Benjamin. He was just seven years old and leaves behind his mom, father, and older brother.
The Connecticut Police released the following list of victims.
I encourage you to look them all up and learn more about all of these special people. Please also join me in extending our condolences to all that have suffered in this tragedy.
I only wish that I could highlight every person whose innocent life has been so tragically taken in this, or any crime.
– Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/06, female
– Daniel Barden, 9/25/05, male
– Rachel Davino, 7/17/83, female.
– Olivia Engel, 7/18/06, female
– Josephine Gay, 12/11/05, female
– Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04/04/06, female
– Dylan Hockley, 3/8/06, male
– Dawn Hochsprung, 06/28/65, female
– Madeleine F. Hsu, 7/10/06, female
– Catherine V. Hubbard, 6/08/06, female
– Chase Kowalski, 10/31/05, male
– Jesse Lewis, 6/30/06, male
– James Mattioli , 3/22/06, male
– Grace McDonnell, 12/04/05, female
– Anne Marie Murphy, 07/25/60, female
– Emilie Parker, 5/12/06, female
– Jack Pinto, 5/06/06, male
– Noah Pozner, 11/20/06, male
– Caroline Previdi, 9/07/06, female
– Jessica Rekos, 5/10/06, female
– Avielle Richman, 10/17/06, female
– Lauren Rousseau, 6/1982, female (full date of birth not specified)
– Mary Sherlach, 2/11/56, female
– Victoria Soto, 11/04/85, female
– Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/06, male
– Allison N. Wyatt, 7/03/06, female
If you wish to make a monetary donation to the Sandy Hook victims then please contact http://www.newtownparentconnection.org/