A Message of Hope from Newtown, Conn.

Sandy Hook shooting survivors stay hopeful in wake of tragedy.
2:18 | 12/17/12

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And finally tonight, so many americans had hoped to console the people of newtown, connecticut. But discovered that many of them were teaching us about strength. A gift of wisdom, now, from teachers, grieving parents children, as the president said, inspiring us to look for the sun to rise every day. We know that there were other teachers who kept steady through it all. And reassured their students by saying, "wait for the good guys. They're coming." We have to be absolutely quiet and I said, there are bad guys out there now, we need to wait for the good guys. Show me your smile. If they started crying, i would take their face and say, it's going to be okay, show me your smile. The school's staff did not flinch. They did not hesitate. So, I said to them, I said, i need you to know that I love you all very much. And that it's going to be okay, because I thought that was the last thing they were ever going to hear. Giving their lives to protect the children in their care. My cousin vicki and her first grade classroom took her students and huddled them into a closet and then shielded the children in the closet. Unfortunately, she lost her life, but knowing the way she lost it, we're proud to call her family and that she was a hero, trying to protect those children. As a community, you've inspired us, newtown. You've looked out for each other. You've cared for one another. You've loved one another. This is how newtown will be remembered. Our hearts and our prayers go out to them. This includes the family of the shooter. I can't imagine how hard this experience must be for you. My little girl was so full of life. And was going to get cowgirl boots for christmas, isn't coming hope. I found a little journal, i don't know what it's from. It is what I needed. "I love so much, mama." It's like she knew we were going to need something to help us get through this. That's just like, what an amazing little girl she was.

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