I Choose to be Happy: A School Shooting Survivor's Triumph over Tragedy
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What a trip to Washington, D.C.!

I was truly honored on May 4 to have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C., to promote the Be SMART campaign, a grassroots effort to promote gun safety around our children. I was honored to be able to make a statement to the national media about this important effort, and I

That's me with Erin Gruwell, Tiffany Jacobs (one of the Freedom Writers) and Ed Massey

That’s me with Erin Gruwell, Tiffany Jacobs (one of the Freedom Writers) and Ed Massey.

encourage you to visit www.everytown.org to learn more about it. You can also read about our press conference here: http://itbriefing.net/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=706430&theme=Printer.

After that event, I had the opportunity to meet Erin Gruwell, the teacher whose story is portrayed in the movie “Freedom Writers.” She was in town for a conference with teachers from across the country, and she spontaneously invited me to tell my story to her audience.

Thank you to everyone with Everytown for inviting me to be a part of the Be SMART campaign, and to former National School Boards Association President Ed Massey for introducing me to Erin. It was a day I’ll never forget!

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