On December 14, 2012, my heart sunk when I learned of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting tragedy. Like many of you, this unfortunate even hit home hard as I thought of my own children. “What if this happened at my son’s school?” If this simple thought made my heart skip a beat, I couldn’t begin to imagine who the victims’ families must have felt.
As I racked my brains to see what I could do to help, I was inspired by Ann Curry’s tweet that challenged all of us to do “20 acts of kindness” to honor each child lost in Connecticut. Drawing from my personal experiences around loss, I remembered how helpful it was to have “the village”, those who love and care about us, come together to help in the healing process. The “26 Angels Book” project was born in memory of the #26Angels (26 lives) lost that day at Sandy Hook. This is one way for me to do something, I hope, will have a meaningful impact.
With your support, I hope that we can, at the very least, draw attention to similar tragedies and help do something about them. Thank you for taking the time to read and share this project.